Construction Technologies

Carpentry

The carpentry program exposes the student to basic trade information and provides a foundation of skills upon which to build a successful career in the carpentry-construction field. Students receive training on power equipment, hand and pneumatic tools while working with wood, wood by-products, and other related materials to complete assigned building projects, including the construction of a modular housing unit. The implementation of industry standard safety practices is included in the curriculum. Job opportunities in carpentry are expected to be excellent through 2012. This will result from the demand for new housing and new commercial properties

 

Program Highlights

Safety ProceduresBlueprint Orientation
Basic ConstructionPower Tools
Project PlanningEstimating
New Home ConstructionOSHA Training

 

Career Opportunities

Carpenter’s HelperLumber Supply Sales Person
Cabinet Shop Worker/OwnerConstruction Worker
Union Construction WorkerConstruction Company Owner
Apartment/Factory Maintenance Worker

 

Career Pathways to

Lead CarpenterBuilding Contractor
Home ImprovementContractor
Construction SupervisorCommercial Carpenter

Electrical Trades

The electrical program incorporates instruction in residential, commercial, and industrial electricity. Simulated lab units provide students with hands-on training in residential wiring, commercial installation, motor control technology with programmable logic controls, and other related electrical systems. Curriculum and training units comply with the national electrical code providing students with a strong base of electrical theory. Employment in this career field is expected to grow over the next five years, as skilled, trained people in this profession will continue to be in demand.

 

Program Highlights

Basic ElectricitySafety Procedures
Local and National Electrical CodesOSHA Training
Troubleshooting CircuitsResidential and Commercial Wiring
Networking Based Copper Cabling and Fiber Optics

 

Career Opportunities

Industrial ElectricianCommercial Electrician
Electrical ContractorElectrical Sales Representative
Motor Control DesignerResidential Electrician
Network/Computer Cabling Technician

 

Career Pathways to

Journeyman ElectricianMaster Electrician
EstimatorMaterials / Equipment Sales
Electrical SupervisorShop Owner / Manager
Electrical Engineer

Facilities & Building Maintenance

Facilities & Building Maintenance is a specialized construction technology program designed to provide students with the knowledge of practical applications in the HVAC, Carpentry & Masonry trades. Students complete individual and group building projects in the laboratory and on job sites, using a variety of building materials. Instruction includes the use of hand tools and HVAC, carpentry & masonry related equipment and materials. Employment is expected to increase over the next five years as job opportunities in this career field increase.

 

Program Highlights

Concrete ConstructionInstall ductwork
Blueprint Reading

Trouble-shoot HVAC systems

Stone WorkTile Work
Composition Wall ConstructionBrick & Block Laying Procedures
Use refrigeration gaugesManufacture of Masonry Materials; Chimney
Laying out sheet metal patternsand Fireplace Construction

 

Career Opportunities

BricklayerStonemason
Concrete WorkerConstruction Worker
HVAC Technician

 

Career Pathways to

Construction Supervisor or ForemanHome Improvement Contractor
Brick or Mason ContractorHVAC Contractor

Industrial Maintenance

The Industrial Maintenance program includes entry level skill training that deals with the maintenance of machinery and mechanical equipment in an industrial plant, factory and other facilities. This program gives the learner greater employment opportunities and a wider scope of knowledge in the maintenance field.

 

Program Highlights

ElectricalWelding
HVACRigging Plumbing/Pipefitting
OSHA TrainingHydraulics/Pneumatics
Blueprint ReadingSafety Procedures

 

Career Opportunities

Industrial Maintenance TechnicianResidential Maintenance Technician
Welder TechnicianHVAC Technician
Construction WorkerUnion Construction Worker

 

Career Pathways to

Construction Supervisor or ForemanHome Improvement Contractor
EstimatorJourneyman Electrician
Master ElectricianElectrical Supervisor
Electrical EngineerShop Owner / Manager
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