Title of Class Offered: Woods I & II: First-year students

Course Duration:  1 hour block, each 1 semester long

Prerequisites: None

Class Description: These semester-long courses explore the expanding array of careers within the construction industry. Scholars will be exposed to 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.  Woods I focuses on essential techniques students must master to skillfully complete a wide range of projects. Students learn proper use of hand tools along with tool safety. In Woods II measurement, safety, and large shop equipment is covered. Students will produce patio furniture and other large projects using mass production techniques and various methods taught in the course.

The preponderance of instruction is provided in a classroom setting. Scholars will participate in the construction of small projects in an effort to teach them basic construction techniques. Periodically, scholars will participate at varying stages to help build a storage shed, or other construction related project. By doing so, scholars get first-hand experience in seeing how their classroom instructions and the varying trades come together to create a finished product.

Skills Acquired: Proper use of hand tools along with tool safety, measurement, safety, and large shop equipment skills.

 

Title of Class Offered: Construction I:  Second-year students

Course Duration: 2-hour block, Year-Long Course

Prerequisites: Passing grade, Woods I & II

Class Description: This year-long course explores additional careers within the construction industry. Students will be exposed to 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 use of the Home Builder’s Institute’s (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) model. The course provides scholars with the opportunity to learn in a classroom setting as well as gain hands-on application skills associated with the construction trades while actually working on a construction project. 

Scholars 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
  • Scholars will also learn basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and framing skills
  • At the end of the class students will be PACT CORE Certified

The course will afford students with the opportunity to focus on obtaining advanced skills in Carpentry such as:

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

Skills Acquired: Framing, Metal roof installation, Roof shingles, Exterior doors and windows, Siding, Insulation, Wall board, Concrete forms, Minor repairs, determine material for the job.

Projects in Process:

  • Floor systems, doors and windows
  • Stud walls
  • Sheetrock, taping and finishing
  • Concrete
  • Residential wiring

Completed Projects:

  • Design, estimate, build, wire, drywall, tape, and texture a 32”x48”x6’ 3-sided pod
  • Build deliver, and set up storage shed
  • Level, form, and work concrete slab for shed
  • Replace fascia on office for local church
  • Build and deliver 55 bookcases to Falcon Elementary School
  • Consulted with other D49 schools for small projects

 

Title of Class Offered: Construction II:  Third-year students

Course Duration: 2-hour block, Year-Long Course

Prerequisites: Passing grade, Carpentry II

Class Description: This year-long course explores additional careers within the construction industry. Students will be exposed to 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 use of the Home Builder’s Institute’s (HBI) Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) model. The course provides scholars with the opportunity to learn in a classroom setting as well as gain hands-on application skills associated with the construction trades while actually working on a construction project. 

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

  • Reinforcing construction math
  • Safe and proper use of hand and power tools
  • Blueprint reading
  • Jobsite safety
  • Productive work habits
  • Employability skills
  • At the end of the class students will be PACT CARPENTRY Certified

The course will afford students with the opportunity to focus on strengthening advanced skills in Carpentry such as:

  • Framing
  • Roof shingles
  • Metal roofing
  • Exterior doors and windows
  • Siding
  • Insulation
  • Wall board
  • Concrete forms
  • Minor repairs, determine material for the job, and store construction materials correctly

Students will also obtain skills that are required to perform the duties of an entry-level electrical helper in the Electrical industry

  • Electrical safety
  • Electrical tools
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets
  • Wiring methods
  • Breaker boxes

Skills Acquired: Framing, metal roof installation, Roof shingles, Exterior doors and windows, Siding, Insulation, Wall board, Concrete forms, Minor repairs, determine material for the job.

Projects in Process:

  • Floor systems, doors and windows
  • Stud walls
  • Sheetrock, taping and finishing
  • Concrete
  • Residential wiring

Completed Projects:

  • Design, estimate, build, wire, drywall, tape, and texture a 32”x48”x6’ 3-sided pod
  • Build deliver, and set up storage shed
  • Level, form, and work concrete slab for shed
  • Replace fascia on office for local church
  • Build and deliver 55 bookcases to Falcon Elementary School
  • Consulted with other D49 schools for small projects