Construction Tech I
This course is part of NCCER’s (National Center for Construction Education and Research) and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for employment as a carpenter. Study includes residential and commercial construction, with all phases explored and applied on a job site or in the lab. Specialized coursework includes drywall installation and finishing, blueprint reading, construction estimating, concrete, and construction materials. Students can also earn their 10-hour OSHA safety card. Students are required to provide their own appropriate personal protective equipment Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student. Year-long, four-credit practical art for 11th grade.Construction Tech II
This class is encouraged to serve as team leaders for the construction “crew” of students in the Intro class. Students taking this class are urged to work in the construction industry during the summer between classes. Also covered is an introduction to the electrical trade, safety, basic circuits/theory, plus introduction to the NEC (National Electrical Code), device boxes and conduit bending/installation. Other topics covered in this portion include an introduction to the plumbing profession, safety practices, plumbing tools/math/drawings, and working with plastic pipe and fittings. Internship opportunities in commercial construction may be available during the final quarter of this program. Students are required to provide their own personal protective equipment. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student. Year-long, four-credit practical art for 12th grade.