• Construction Technology

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Students learn residential construction skills needed for a career in the home building and remodeling industry. Hands on projects involve carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, roofing, tile, drywall, painting, blueprint reading, and much more. Employment opportunities and apprenticeship programs are discussed. The Construction Technology program, allows students the opportunity to earn college credit towards a Construction Management Associate's or Bachelor's Degree.

     
     

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    A desire to work outdoors and the ability to work at varying

    heights are essential qualities. Basic math skills, manual

    dexterity and pride in one's work are important.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Masonry

    ·         Carpentry

    ·         Electrical

    ·         Plumbing

    ·         Tile

    ·         Siding

    ·         Roofing

    ·         Drywall

    ·         Painting

    ·         Estimating

    ·         Site Layout

    ·         Architectural Drawings

    ·         Building Codes

    ·         Construction Management
     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    ·         Job Site Supervisor

    ·         Quality Control Technician

    ·         Estimator

    ·         Building Superintendent

    ·         Project Manager

    ·         General Contractor
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Masonry Contractors

    ·         Carpentry Contractors

    ·         Electrical Contractors

    ·         Painting Contractors

    ·         Plumbing and HVAC Businesses

    ·         Roofing and Siding Companies

    ·         Building Contractors

    ·         Building Supply Companies
     

    CERTIFICATIONS AVAIBLE

    ·         OSHA Construction Industry Safety Certification

    ·        Pennsylvania Builders Association