Fundamentals of Construction (9-10)
Industry Certification Opportunity: OSHA 10
This is a course that will introduce students to basic skills and knowledge applicable to all construction trades. Topics covered include safety, construction drawings, site layout, hand and power tools, linear and angular measurements, and application of algebraic and geometric principles to construction problems. Safety training for OSHA and EPA requirements, fire safety, and workplace issues are covered thoroughly.
Residential and Commercial Construction I (10-12)
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Construction & Algebra I
Industry Certification Opportunity: NCCER Construction Technology
This is a course that will introduce students to basic skills and knowledge related to residential and commercial carpentry. Topics covered include wood, metal and concrete building materials, fasteners, hand and power tools, fabrication based on construction plans, and framing of platform and post-and-beam structures (in both wood and metal). This course gives students an introduction to the skills and knowledge base typically required for apprentice carpenters. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA.
Residential and Commercial Construction II (11-12)
Prerequisite: Residential & Commercial Construction I; Algebra I; Geometry; Physical Science
This is a course in which students will extend their skills and knowledge related to residential and commercial carpentry. Topics covered include stairs, installation and repair of gypsum wallboard, advanced site layout, exterior finish work, thermal and moisture protection, and an introduction to welding. This course gives students a substantial skill and knowledge foundation typically required for apprentice carpenters. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This course may be repeated for additional credit.
Construction Practicum (12)
Prerequisite: Residential & Commercial Construction II
Offered: Summer only
This is a capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous construction courses within a professional working environment. In addition to developing an understanding of the professional and ethical issues encountered by tradesmen and contractors in the workplace, students learn to refine their skills in problem solving, communication, teamwork, and project management in the completion of an off-site, course-long project.