Construction Trades is a hands-on program where you’ll use math skills to solve problems and complete tasks. If you like to work with your hands and be outdoors, and you’d like to be part of a crew that builds structures in the community, this is the pathway for you. In this program, you will learn:
Employment and admission into apprenticeship programs and specialty training programs after high school can be competitive. To increase your chances, do your best in all high school classes. The following courses will help prepare students for the Construction Trades career program, further education and training, and a career in the construction industry:
All career and salary information is cited from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The typical student is one who enjoys hands-on learning and has adequate math skills. There will be a significant emphasis on measurements and conversions at the beginning of the first-year program. These skills will be necessary through the second year of the program, during further training, and on the job.
Successful students have the patience and attention to detail that are necessary to solve problems, and they can work on projects independently or with other students. They can read technical drawings, check their work as needed, and stay on task without constant supervision. Safety is a primary focus in the Construction Trades program, and students must follow OSHA guidelines to keep themselves and others safe.
Upon completion of this program, you may continue your education in 2- and 4-year degree programs at the postsecondary level or find a position in one of the many construction fields. You may also enter apprenticeship programs for specific construction trades.