Construction Technologies

Program Description
In Level I, students are introduced to many aspects of construction including remodeling, estimating, framing, roofing, exterior finishing, interior finishing, cabinets, countertops and trim work. By applying math, science, communication and team building skills, students construct real-life application projects in the spacious lab while also learning to operate a wide range of hand, power and air tools. Because the class focuses on residential construction, students learn to build from floor to roof, which helps prepare them for a career in the construction industry. The construction process introduces them to basic electrical, plumbing and masonry work. In Level II, students have the opportunity to complete a paid internship with contractors on actual job sites. Completers of this program have entered apprenticeships, enrolled in two and four-year colleges and worked for a contractor or builder as a carpenter. Many have even started their own construction business! Post-secondary credits available based on successful completion of the program and criteria set by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Students have the opportunity to gain an OSHA 10 credential within the program.

3D Lab Room and Course

Instruction Video

Skills Necessary for Success

  • Problem-solver
  • Applied mathematics
  • Able to visualize completed projects
  • Ability to estimate and plan
  • Use of hand and power tools
  • Manual dexterity
  • Safety awareness
  • Designing and organization
Professional Pathway
  • Construction manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Architect
  • Project Manager
  • General contractor/Remodeler
  • Estimator
  • Construction supervisor
  • Property manager
  • Building inspector
  • Mason
  • Carpenter
  • Cabinet maker
  • Rough framer
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Roofer
  • Maintenance technician
  • Drywall installer/Plasterer
Recommendations
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Driver’s License
Career Interests/Helpful Background
  • Interest in constructing and remodeling homes
  • Interest in construction management
  • Read blueprints and apply designs
  • Interest in interior design of homes

Areas of Concentration

  • Construction technology—Core and sustainable construction
  • Construction Safety & Crew Leadership
  • Structural systems
  • Structural coverings and finishes
Higher Education Opportunities
  • College credits available
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

Apprenticeships

GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Roosevelt

COURSES AND CREDITS:
  • Level I: Adv or CP English 1cr (4.5 or 4.0); IA Construction Safety 1.5cr (5.0); IB Construction Technology 1.5cr (5.0)
  • Level II:  IIA Structural Systems 1.5cr (5.0);  IIB Structural Covering & Finish 1.5cr (5.0); Construction Capstone 1cr (4.0); Optional Adv or CP English 12 (must arrive TRHS by 10:50am)

4.5 or 5.0 = credit weighted on a 4.0 scale.

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