Prepares students to successfully work in the carpentry field by having the students build structures such as mobile classroom units. Students learn to read blueprints, use hand and power tools, lay foundations, and select building materials. Techniques to construct floor, wall, ceiling, and roof structures, drywall installation, interior trim, and exterior finishing are also covered.
Students should be able to climb and work at heights.
OSHA safety certification may be earned.
Intro to Construction Syllabus
Intro to Construction - Course Description:
This course includes an overview of safety, construction math concepts, communication skills, employability skills, and an introduction to hand tools, power tools, and blue prints. Students will get a broad overview of carpentry, masonry, electricity and plumbing. Students will develop a concept of teamwork, problem solving, and utilization and conservation of resources. Subject matter will include career choices and application of concepts related to becoming a professional in the construction field. Students must earn a 75 or higher in this course as a prerequisite for higher level courses.
Construction Level 2 & 3 - Course Description:
Construction Engineering prepares students to successfully work in the carpentry field by having the students complete many skill-enhancing activities, such as: reading blueprints, using hand and power tools, and selecting building materials. Techniques to construct floor, wall, ceiling, lay out building lines, roof structures, drywall installation, interior trim and exterior finishing are also covered. Students will also work on various projects for the classroom and school, building storage units and other items. Students should be able to climb and work at heights. Construction 2 is a semester course; level 3 is a 2-block, one-semester course. Students will have an opportunity to complete a 10 hour OSHA safety program and earn a safety credential if successfully completed.
Degrees and Certifications:
OSHA authorized instructor for OSHA Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University.