ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
Architecture and construction courses can introduce students to the construction industry and related career fields in construction management, architecture, building construction inspection, and planning and design. Many students move quickly from basic construction training into estimating, and project management with high paying jobs. The course standards answer the question "What does a worker need to know and be able to do to contribute to the delivery of skills to the architecture and construction industry". The following courses of study prepare students for nationally recognized industry credentials, which increase dramatically the chances of high paying careers. Students with industry credentials are always considered first by employers.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 1
Program Description: The Construction Technology program offers students practical training in the entire range of residential and light commercial building techniques including estimating building costs, carpentry, cabinetmaking, residential wiring, blueprint reading, brick masonry, construction, building codes, and safety. Classroom knowledge is enhanced through multiple hands-on projects. Successful completion of the program curriculum will provide students with the opportunity to become eligible for industry-recognized credentials and certifications. If a student takes Introduction to Construction (core curriculum) and scores 70% on all assessments, the student does not have to repeat these modules in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Building Construction, Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Electricity, Masonry, Mechatronics, Plumbing, and Welding.