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Construction Technology

Program Description

This program provides students with an introduction to the construction field. Students apply architectural and engineering principles to erect residential, commercial and industrial buildings. In the process, they learn how to read construction drawings, use hand and power tools, use personal protective equipment and much more. The skills they gain can be applied to constructing footings and foundations; framing floors, walls, ceilings, roofs and stairs; completing exterior and interior finishes; and repairing, restoring or remodeling existing structures.

This program is ideal for students who:

  • Enjoy bringing architectural designs to life
  • Are good with plans and blueprints
  • Enjoy building and fixing things  

Schools Offered

Skills Taught

  • Construction Drawing Interpretation
  • Use of Hand and Power Tools
  • Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Career-Based Learning Opportunities

  • Internships

Credentials and College Credit Opportunities

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Construction Certification
  • NCCER-Carpentry 1, Plumbing 1, Electrical 1, Heavy Equipment 1, Construction Management
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry, Safety and Health Certification
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (WorkKeys)

Career Opportunities

  • Electrician
  • Facility Maintenance Technician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Plumber
  • Power Line Technician
  • Sheet Metal Fabricator
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Project Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Site Safety Coordinator
  • Carpenter
  • General Contractor
  • Drywall Technician
  • Brick, Block, Cement Mason
  • Remodeler
  • Pipefitter
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Structural Engineer

Student Organizations/Key Affiliations

  • Skills USA
  • Leadership Club
  • Student Government

Business Partners Connection

This is the advisory committee that assists with planning, evaluation and instruction.

  • Messer
  • HGC
  • Dugan Meijer

 

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