Construction Trades I

Construction Trades I

Registration # CT 208
Level: College Prep
Grades: 10, 11
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Intro to Construction Trades with a grade of 75% or higher and/or teacher recommendation.

This Level I class is designed for students serious about a career in the construction industry. This course teaches the skills necessary for success in many trades, safe use of hand and power tools, accuracy in measurement, properties of materials, and project planning. Although the focus will be on learning carpentry skills, other trades will be explored including fine woodworking, basic plumbing, and electricity. Students must complete the OSHA 10 exam with a passing grade to move to levels II and III. The topics covered in this class include:

1. Measurement and layout of basic flooring, framing, wall construction, and roofing systems.
2. Properties of natural and man-made building materials
3. The use of common hand and power tools used in construction
4. Blueprint reading
5. Construction terminology

Students will be expected to have the ability to add and subtract fractions and make basic geometry calculations. Students will be expected to work outside in all elements. 

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