Construction Technology

Construction Technology

Through classroom lessons in building systems and theory, as well as shop experiences, students will develop knowledge and skills in multiple building systems including structural, mechanical, thermal, and design components. Universal foundational skills such as safety, professional conduct, communication and use of construction documents, blueprint reading, and tool use will be stressed. Shop projects will provide opportunities to immediately apply classroom content knowledge. Students wil prepare for entry into careers in a wide variety of more specialized building trades including carpentry, plumbling, electrical, HVAC, masonry, and energy efficiency.

Grades 11-12 | 120 Minutes Daily

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Prerequisites

Entrance Proficiencies

10 credits on transcript

Demonstrated proficiency in the Ratio & Proportions and Problem Solving with Geometry CCSS Math standards

Credits

Qualifying students can earn dual enrollment credit in the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) course at VTC.

Industry Recognized Credentials

NCCER Core Curriculum

OSHA 10

Forklift Certification

Lead Abatement Certification

SkillsUSA

Registered Pre-Apprentice

Professional Skill Building

• Blueprint reading
• Platform framing
• Employability Skills
• Timber framing
• Communication skills
• Construction math
Safety obligations 
• Basic residential plumbing
• Hand power tool application
• Materials and their properties
• Basic residential wiring
• Design components