Instructor: Rick Baker
This course offers hands-on activities and real world experiences to prepare for a career in residential and commercial building construction. Students learn blueprint reading, applied math, basic tool use, equipment, and safety. Students will explore building construction techniques, including concrete and masonry, framing, electrical plumbing, drywall installation, HVAC and painting. Students have the opportunity to visit construction sites, take field trips, and participate in paid internships between their junior and senior year.
This course reinforces and applies basic skills learned in the first course in a variety of class building projects. Examples of career opportunities include Plumber, Carpenter, Electrician, Mason, Architect, and Engineer
Career Center Cohort
Students will learn more than just construction at the Career Center. Math and English are all part of the cohort. The core classes are taught in direct relationship to construction. The classes are small, allowing students more individualized instruction. Academy students spend the entire morning at the Career Center. Students are introduced to a variety of trades, how to present themselves to an employer and the skills needed to get one of the many jobs available in the construction industry. Academy students complete ten hours of safety training to obtain an O.S.H.A. safety card required on most construction sites. Students also compete in the Skills USA competition.