Construction

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Course Description

Construction technology has always played a central role in society. It is a multifaceted industry in which projects can result in products, systems, processes, or services and encompass various aspects of production, repair, and maintenance. In construction technology courses, students will learn about designing, constructing, and maintaining a variety of buildings and structures, and will gain experience with the tools, equipment, and processes commonly used in the field. Students will also learn about health and safety standards in the construction industry, building codes and regulations, and employment opportunities and careers in the various sectors of the industry, including electricity, carpentry, masonry, heating and cooling, and plumbing. The construction technology courses initially focus on residential and light construction systems related to residential buildings and structures, and progress to more advanced residential and light commercial construction. The woodworking courses allow students to concentrate on furniture building or cabinet making.

 

What You Will Do

Students study construction and cabinet making (wood working) in this course. Students design and build various projects from wood. Joinery and wood types are studied to ensure the various projects stand the test of time. In the construction unit framing, plumbing, electrical, and drywall are explored. Students are also introduced to reading orthographic drawings and creating these drawings. Students are also encouraged to use the CNC router by utilizing modern software to design and create toolpaths. Student acquire skills they can use both at home or on a jobsite.

 

Related Trades

Electrician, Framer, Plumber, Drywaller, Carpenter, Cabinet Maker, Facility Technician, Drafting, Architect, Heavy Equipment Operator, Arborist  

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