This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop skills related to the various building/construction trades. Practical, hands-on experience, as well as classroom instruction in: residential rough and finish carpentry, plumbing, drywall installation and repair, commercial carpentry, roofing, cabinet making, electrical wiring, painting and ceramic tile will give the student exposure to the variety of opportunities in the building trades field. Job safety and instruction on proper handling of hand and power tools will be taught and expected as part of the course. Basic math, as well as builder’s math, will be learned through daily instruction and homework. A basic set of carpentry tools is required to complete the course. Students interested in pursuing a career in the building trades – whether as tradesmen, construction managers, engineers, architects, or designers – would benefit from completion of a two-year program in Construction Technology. Attendance is very important to be accepted by apprenticeship programs and post-secondary schools following graduation.
The instructor of this course is Mr. Brian Manninen.