Students will be actively involved in learning about how a typical house is built. Information covered in class discussions and demonstrations will be put to use through the construction of scaled house models and full size structures such as storage sheds and occasionally garages. No matter what type of structure is built, you will be able to obtain the knowledge and skills that could be your first step towards a future in the building trades. If you do not pursue a construction related career, the skills you are able to obtain in this class could still be used to save you thousands of dollars in your lifetime by allowing you to do many of your own construction related projects.
Students will follow Career Connections: Project Book 3 Residential Construction. This includes laying out walls, using tools and materials common to construction, building the structure, as well as installing the ceiling and the floor.
This will be a student paced concept. Students will follow the “Career Connections” Curriculum and find a pathway that best fits their individuals goals and needs. Career Connections is a unique program designed to provide students with the necessary skills and gain confidence to be successful in the workplace or personal projects. The curriculum is written by practicing carpenters to ensure students get the correct and most relevant information. The Project Book Series will provide students with a welcome opportunity to consider a career that has many jobs with competitive pay and benefits without having to go the traditional 4-year education route.
Students will be able to exposed to multiple construction trades: carpentry, masonry/concrete, laborer, iron workers, operators, HVAC and electrical.
UPON COMPLETION OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS:
- APPRENTICESHIP CERTIFICATE(S) (UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS)
Length: (1) Trimester Block
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Intro to Construction
Cum Laude Points: 0
- TECH ED