Title of Class Offered: Intro to Construction Part 1: First-year students

Course Duration: Year-Long Course

Prerequisites: None

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

Students will learn the “Core Curriculum” in accordance with HBI standards, including:

  • Safety orientation
  • Trade Tools and Materials
  • Introduction to construction
  • Your role in the green environment
  • Using Applied Construction Math
  • Students will also learn basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and framing skills.

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: Basic Framing, Basic Safety, Tool Use, Material Identification, Employability Skills.