This program is the combined study of carpentry, electricity, plumbing trades and green technology. Emphasis is on residential and light commercial construction and renovations. They work from the design phase through cost estimation, blueprint drawing and reading and physical implementation of all three building systems. The nationally recognized curriculum of the National center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), as well as the International Uniform Building Code and the National Electrical code, All are used as guides for this educational experience. Community projects provide authentic opportunities to practice skills. Organizations such as Renaissance groups are the focus of community work for this program.
In keeping with changing technology and the movement towards environmentally responsible building and energy, the Construction Technology Program is incorporating modules of Photovoltaic (PV) Technology and Green Building principles. Topics to be highlighted include history of PV, types of PV systems, components of PV systems, how to size and build a system, energy audits and alternative (geothermal) heating and cooling systems. Field trips and student internships will incorporate these new technologies.
The work ethic, cross trade cooperation and understanding that students gain will prepare them for entry level employment in any of the three trades, apprenticeship programs or post-secondary education.
Career Opportunities for the Construction Field:
- Home Energy Analysis Technician
- Building Inspector
- Cost Estimator
- Public Utility Technician
- Energy Auditor
- HVAC Technician
- Line Service Technician
- Building Maintenance