Title of Class Offered: Intro to Skilled Trades: Freshmen

Course Duration: 1 Semester

Prerequisites: None

Class Description: This semester-long course explores the expanding careers in the construction industry. Students will be exposed to the construction industry through hands-on experience and classroom activities. Math and science application will be established through the academic integration of jobsite technical skills and classroom theory.  The curriculum used to teach the fundamental skills of the construction trades are provided through the Home Builder’s Institute’s (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) model.

The course provides students with the opportunity to learn in a classroom setting and gain hands-on application skills associated with the construction trades while working on a construction project.

The instruction is provided in a classroom setting. Students will participate in the construction of small projects to teach basic construction techniques. Periodically, students will participate at varying stages to help build a house. Through this experience, students are gaining first-hand experience by applying their classroom instructions and the various trades to create a finished product.

Skills acquired: Hand and Power Tool Safety and Use, Construction math, Proper use of carpentry materials

 

Title of Class Offered: Intro to Skilled Trades 2: Sophomores

Course Duration: 1 Semester

Prerequisites: None

Class Description: This semester-long course expands on what students learned as sophomores, by exploring the expanding careers in the construction industry. Students will experience the construction industry through hands-on experience and classroom activities. Math and science application will be established through the academic integration of jobsite technical skills and classroom theory.  The curriculum used to teach the fundamental skills of the construction trades are provided through the use of the Home Builder’s Institute’s (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) model.

The course provides students with the opportunity to learn in a classroom setting and gain hands-on application skills associated with the construction trades while working on a construction project.

The instruction is provided in a classroom setting. Students will participate in the construction of small projects to teach basic construction techniques. Periodically, students will participate at varying stages to help build a house. Through this experience, students are gaining first-hand experience by applying their classroom instructions and the various trades to create a finished product.

Skills acquired: Hand and Power Tool Safety and Use, Construction math, Proper use of carpentry materials

 

Title of Class Offered: Construction 1:  Juniors

Semester Course: Year-Long Course

Prerequisites: None

Class Description: This year-long course explores additional careers within the construction industry. Students will experience the construction industry through jobsite tours, hands-on experience, and classroom activities. Math and science application will be established through the academic integration of jobsite technical skills and classroom theory.

The course will provide students opportunities for obtaining advanced skills in carpentry such as:

  • Framing
  • Roof shingles
  • Exterior doors and windows
  • Siding
  • Insulation
  • Wallboard
  • Interior doors
  • Trim
  • Concrete forms
  • Minor repairs, determine material for the job, and store construction materials correctly

Students will also gain skills required to perform the duties of an entry-level electrical assistant in the electrical industry such as:

  • Electrical safety
  • Electrical tools
  • Trade Concepts
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets
  • Wiring methods
  • Breaker boxes
  • Intro to Ohms law

To gain practical hands-on experience, students will participate in the building of a house. When not in the field, students will participate in classroom training in the areas of environmental impact studies, safety, and reinforcement of applied mathematics.

Skills acquired: Basics of Carpentry, Basics of Construction, Basics of Roofing, Basics of Furniture Refinishing, and Construction Math

Projects in process:

  • Building a tool shed
  • Building a Bathroom from scratch
  • Refinishing Reclaimed Furniture
  • Training from IBEW and Heating Plumbing Engineers (HPE)

 Completed Projects:

  • Sheds built (5)
  • Wall framing (including doors and windows)
  • Wiring for receptacles, switches, and lights
  • Furniture building using pallet wood

 

Title of Class Offered: Construction 2:  Seniors

Course Duration: Year-Long Course

Prerequisites: Construction 1

Class Description: This year-long course explores additional careers within the construction industry. Students will experience the construction industry through jobsite tours, hands-on experience, and classroom activities. Math and science application will be established through the academic integration of jobsite technical skills and classroom theory.

The course will provide students opportunities for obtaining advanced skills in carpentry such as:

  • Framing
  • Roof shingles
  • Exterior doors and windows
  • Siding
  • Insulation
  • Wallboard
  • Interior doors
  • Trim
  • Concrete forms
  • Minor repairs, determine material for the job, and store construction materials correctly

Students will also gain skills required to perform the duties of an entry-level electrical assistant in the electrical industry such as:

  • Electrical safety
  • Electrical tools
  • Trade Concepts
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets
  • Wiring methods
  • Breaker boxes
  • Intro to Ohms law

To gain practical hands-on experience, students will participate in the building of a house. When not in the field, students will participate in classroom training in the areas of environmental impact studies, safety, and reinforcement of applied mathematics.

Skills acquired: Basics of Carpentry, Basics of Construction, Basics of Roofing, Basics of Furniture Refinishing, and Construction Math

Projects in process:

  • Building a tool shed
  • Building a Bathroom from scratch
  • Refinishing Reclaimed Furniture
  • Training from IBEW and Heating Plumbing Engineers (HPE)

Completed Projects:

  • Sheds built (5)
  • Wall framing (including doors and windows)
  • Wiring for receptacles, switches, and lights
  • Furniture building using pallet wood