This course is designed to prepare students for job entry in the construction field or advanced work in a technical school. The Construction Technology program provides the student with knowledge and skills to build a house from the foundation to its completion. Students achieve a wide variety of hands-on experiences, all related to the multi-faceted construction industry as listed in the content area below. Rules of health and safety as prescribed by the National Safety Council will be adhered to in this course.

Course Content

  • Building Codes
  • Door Hanging and Trimming
  • Carpentry Skills – Rough and Finish
  • Understanding Architectural Drawings/Blueprints
  • Safe Use of Hand and Power Tools
  • Window Installation
  • Material Selection, Layout, Preparation, and Fabrication
  • Painting
  • Concrete Work and Laying Up of Masonry Units
  • Roofing
  • Siding Application
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Plumbing
  • Drywall Handling and Finishing

Click here to view the Construction Technology Course Curriculum (PDF Format)

Helpful Background Experience and Aptitudes

It is strongly recommended that a student entering the Construction Technology program be able to:

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Convert decimals to fractions
  • Convert fractions to decimals
  • Read a ruler proficiently to 1/32 of an inch
In addition, prospective students should be able to adapt to conditions that are job-specific to working on a construction site. The student should be able to:
  • Work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Climb ladders and work at heights
  • Be agile and well-conditioned to work safely

In the area of study skills, a student should be able to:

  • Take accurate notes in class
  • Use handouts and other materials to study for written tests
  • Be willing to do homework on a regular basis

Career Entry Opportunities

  • Deck Builder
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Wallboard Installer/Hanger
  • Mason
  • Painter
  • Siding Installer
  • Roofer
  • Electrician’s Assistant
  • Plumber

CTE Data Reports

You can view data reports about Construction Technology and all our other programs by clicking this link.

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