» Construction Trades 2 - Prerequisite: "C" grade average and/or consent of instructor
Construction Trades 1 provides basic training in a controlled lab environment in the following trades: Bricklayer, Carpenter, Cement Mason, Drywall Installer, Electrician, Plumber, and Tile Setter. In addition, Construction Measurement concepts and tool and job site safety are included. After satisfying the required labs, students will then be able to perform under direction from the instructor at a residential or commercial site. Students will have introductory instruction on blueprint reading, building codes, cost analysis and rough and finish carpentry skills. At times, students will be working with local contractors at the job site. Students should not be opposed to working outside in various weather conditions. Students should have an understanding of basic math and geometry and be able to read a ruler. Students must also be able to lift heavy objects, work from ladders and not have a fear of heights. Advanced instruction on blueprint reading, building codes, cost analysis and rough and finish carpentry skills will be provided. Along with more responsibilities at the job site, there will be leadership roles assigned throughout the year. Job shadowing possibilities are available to those students who show strong work ethics, 90% or better attendance and the ability to work well with others.