Construction Trades II and III

Construction Trades II and III 

Registration # CT 209
Level: College Prep
Grades: 11, 12
Credit: 2.0
Prerequisite: Construction Trades I with a grade of 75% or higher and/or teacher recommendation. Construction Trades II with a grade of 75% or higher and/or teacher recommendation for Level III.

These Level II and III classes are designed for students serious about a career in the construction industry, engineering, architecture, or a related field. Each project will be followed from the design process to completion including topics such as building codes, zoning regulations, site selection and preparation, and budgeting and scheduling. The course will also expand upon the hands-on skills learned in Construction Trades I and will give students additional exposure to foundations, insulation methods, interior and exterior finishes, and cabinetry and fixtures.

Areas of instruction include carpentry, plumbing, residential electricity, heating, cabinet making, masonry, and painting. The basic principles of math, blueprint reading, local building codes, cost estimates, building materials, and structural design, with a strong emphasis on construction and structural safety are integrated into these instructional areas. Students will explore how various construction trades are integrated to create a habitable building. Students will be expected to have the ability to perform math calculations necessary to compute rafter and stair length, and area and volume measurements. OSHA 10 Certification must be completed before acceptance into the class. Students will be expected to work outside in all elements. Participation in Skills-USA is
encouraged.

Students who earn “completer” status in this program may receive up to 8 college credits at Keene State College (KSC). 

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