Construction Trades

Construction Trades I

This course provides experiences related to the erection, installation, and maintenance of residential buildings and related fixtures.  Planned learning activities allow students to understand fundamental principles and methods, and develop technical skills related to masonry, carpentry, and finish work.  Instruction includes safety principles and practices, recognition of standard lumber sizes, foundation layout methods, building concepts and procedures, local, state and national codes, cost estimating, and blueprint reading.

Construction Trades II

This course provides learning experiences related to the erection, installation, maintenance, and repair of building structures and related utilities.  Student technical skill experiences include instruction and activities in safety principles and practices, performing maintenance control functions, joining pipes, building water distribution lines and drains, installing and maintaining plumbing fixtures and systems, installing switch and outlet boxes, light fixtures, service entrances, roughing in and trimming out electrical devices and appliances, preparing foundations and footings, constructing residential chimneys and fireplaces, laying, jointing and pointing brick, and advanced building and construction methods and codes.  All learning experiences are designed to allow the student to acquire job-entry skills and knowledge.

Certification Opportunities

  • NCCER Core Certification
    (National Consult for Construction Education & Research)

For Course Information Contact:

Tera Graves, Director

tgraves@pontiac90.org

Competitions

  • SkillsUSA Carpentry

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Home Shows
  • Build real-world projects for clients