Teacher: Steve Whedbee
Room: IA 2, 3, & 4
Industry Sector: Building and Construction Trades
Pathway: Residential and Commercial Construction
The Construction Trades pathway focuses on skill preparation and career awareness in both residential and commercial construction. The pathway emphasizes processes, systems, and the way in which structures are designed and built. The knowledge and skills are acquired through hands-on, project-based, and work-based instruction. Students in this pathway are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career in construction and building design, performance, and sustainability.
Sequence of Classes
Introductory Course - Construction Technology 1
Students will receive instruction on the correct and safe use of materials, equipment and tools before making projects. Students will make both required and self-generated projects. Students will learn about careers in construction, cabinetmaking, custom woodworking and related industries. Topics covered in the course include project planning and designing, project cost estimating, joinery,machining, assembly, finishing, personal and shop safety.
Concentrator Course - Construction Technology 2
This is a BASIC CARPENTRY class that teaches beginning and intermediate carpentry skills. This course is designed for general level and college-bound students. Students will learn personal and worksite safety as practiced in the construction and engineering industry. In addition, students will study building construction including site preparation, forming, framing, interior and exterior finishes, mechanical and electrical systems. The fundamentals of carpentry will be covered giving students the chance to practice both structural and finish carpentry. Students will design, plan, and build a variety of model buildings and other structures using residential construction practices.
Capstone Course - Construction Technology 3This class is an introduction to Cabinet making and Furniture.Students will make both required and self-generated projects. Students will learn about careers in cabinetmaking, custom woodworking and relatedindustries. Topics covered in the course include project planning and designing, project cost estimating, furniture joinery, intermediate/advancedmachining,door and drawer making,assembly, finishing, personal and shop safety.