Construction Trades

Teacher: Thomas Skean

Construction Trades I & II

Course overview: This two-year program is designed to provide 11th and 12th grade students with training in jobsite and shop safety, knowledge of personal protective equipment and OSHA regulations. Students will gain experience working with various hand tools, power tools and construction materials. In addition to the theory and practical experiences the student will receive working in and around the CTI campus; field trips, internships and guest speakers will supplement the course. Within an atmosphere of discipline and attention to detail, rigorous academics will integrate construction practices and job readiness instruction with career literacy, trade-related mathematics, and hands-on skill-building activities. Students complete their high school education while being exposed to the various aspects of a career in the construction trades and receive training to apply for, interview for and retain employment. An emphasis is placed on customer service, communication skills and work ethics, helping students become better prepared to approach their future as critical thinkers and responsible citizens.

Academics: Career literacy and math are integrated into Construction Trades I and II.

College articulation agreements: Alfred State - School of Applied Technology

What students say...

"This changed my high school experience! I'm working for several construction companies and going to DCC to further my education"

– Jared Tuller

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