Program Description

The Construction Trades program is a hands-on learning experience where rough carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry are taught. During the second year, students completely build a custom home. Qualified second-year students can be placed on an internship.


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Course Content

  • Construction Safety
  • Building Codes
  • Construction Estimation
  • Rough Carpentry
  • Roofing
  • Exterior Siding Installation
  • Insulation Materials
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Drywall Hanging
  • Painting and Interior Finish
  • Interior Door & Trim
  • Cabinets & Countertops
  • Stair Construction
  • Masonry
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Site Prep
  • Career Skills


  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions
  • Read a ruler proficiently to 1/16 of an inch
  • Work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Climb ladders and work at heights
  • Be agile and well-conditioned to work safety
  • Take accurate notes in class
  • Use handouts/materials to study for written tests

Industry Certifications

  • Welding Certification
  • CDL


For College Bound Students

Upon successful completion of this program, students may be granted advanced placement towards a two or four-year degree at Delta College, and Davenport University.


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