Digital Program Notebook
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
PROGRAM LENGTH: Two Years
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Level I: CP or Comp English (1cr); Construction Tech IA (1.5cr); Construction Tech IB (1.5cr).
Level II: Construction Tech IIA (1.5cr); Construction Tech IIB (1.5cr); Optional Constructional Capstone II* (1cr).
Students interested in working hands on with machinery, hand and power tools and who want to learn skills they can use on-the-job or in their own home should consider being apart of this excellent program. Emphasis is placed on both rough and finished carpentry with introductions to plumbing, masonry, cabinetry and residential wiring. Working in the lab, students will learn by constructing with their hands in order to build a strong foundation for a career in the building trades. Students that have completed this course have entered apprenticeships, entered two-year and four-year college programs in Construction Technology, Construction Management, Surveying and Architecture, started their own construction businesses or worked as building and property maintenance personnel, as well as carpenters for contractors and builders.
In Level 1, students are introduced to many aspects of construction including remodeling, estimating, framing, roofing, exterior finishing, interior finishing, cabinets, countertops and trim work. By applying math, science, communication and team building skills, students construct real-life application projects in the spacious lab while also learning to operate a wide range of hand, power and air tools. Because the class focuses on residential construction, students learn to build from floor to roof, which helps prepare them for a career in the construction industry. The construction process introduces them to basic electrical, plumbing and masonry work. In Level II, students have the opportunity to complete a paid internship with contractors on actual
job sites. Completers of this program have entered apprenticeships, enrolled in two- and four-year colleges and worked for a contractor or builder as a carpenter. Many have even started their own construction business! Post-secondary credits available based on successful completion of the program and criteria set by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.