Building Trades I & II

This exciting program is intended for students that are interested in the multi-faceted construction industry.  First year students will learn the basic skills of residential construction including masonry, block, brick and concrete, rough carpentry, layout and framing, residential wiring, simple and advanced circuits.  The second year students will apply their knowledge and skills while building a residential home in the community.  The students, with guidance from their instructors, are responsible for all facets of the construction of this home.  Field trips and tours help the students gain current information about building trends and methods.

Special Class Features

  • Opportunity to Earn College Credit
  • Hands-on Training
  • Work Experience Opportunities
  • Job Referrals as They Occur
  • Individual and Small Group Projects
  • Participate in SkillsUSA - a National Student Organization
  • Tele Handler Certification available
  • Professional Guest Speakers

Course Content

  • Shop Safety
  • Masonry
  • Carpentry
  • Residential Electricity
  • Power and Hand Tool Usage
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Site Preparation
  • Estimating Materials
  • Framing
  • Hand/Finish Drywall
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Insulation
  • Installation of Doors and Windows

Future Employment

  • Residential Construction
  • Contractor
  • Mason
  • Electrician
  • Construction Management
  • Union Apprenticeship

Articulation and/or Credentials


  • Delta


  • OSHA 10
  • Various Forklift Certs