Program Description

The Construction Trades program is a hands-on chance to learn rough carpentry, electrical, plumbing and masonry. During the second year students completely build two houses. 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

HELPFUL EXPERIENCE & APTITUDE

  • 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

Entry Level Occupations

  • Deck Builder
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Drywall Installer/Hanger
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Mason
  • Painter

 

Entry Level Occupations

  • Roofer
  • Siding Installer
  • Contractor
  • Plumber
  • Apprenticeship programs are available

 

For College Bond Students

Upon successful completion of this program students may be granted advanced placement towards a two or four year degree at Delta College, Ferris State University, Baker College, St. Clair County Community College and Lake Superior State University.