• Construction Technology I

    Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 GPA; 93% attendance record; successful completion of English II and Algebra I with a C or better

    Recommended: Industrial technology courses in wood, metal, electricity, and drafting

    Course Description: This course provides ongoing instruction in these areas: Blueprint Reading, Basic Concrete Finishing, Structural Framing, Electrical, Plumbing, Interior Finishing, Roofing and the operation of Heavy Equipment. We promote safety with a 10-hour OSHA training program, and training in the proper operation of hand tools and power tools. We teach communication and employability skills to prepare students for the workplace. Students will acquire knowledge and develop technical skills through classroom instruction as well as planning and constructing related projects. Each of the areas consists of some hands-on training. This course uses the Carpenter Millwright curriculum and if completed can eliminate some entry level training and higher rate of pay at the start. Students desiring more in-depth study may opt to return for a second year of training if space is available.

    College Credit: This course is required to obtain the 14 college credits affiliated with Construction Technology II

     

    Construction Technology II

    Prerequisite: Completion of Construction Technology I with B- or better, teacher recommendation and 93% attendance. Completion of IRC and OSHA-10 certification.

    Recommended: Industrial technology courses in wood, metal, electricity, and drafting

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students to enter into the construction career field. The second year is a higher level process of construction and will require more in-depth knowledge of the units covered in Construction Technology I. Students will be expected to do independent research of jobs and how trades work together effectively to complete a project. Students will work on personal skills of how to manage a job and the work of others, including the estimation of costs and labor. Students will continue learning basic skills in all areas of construction along with construction math skills, problem solving skills, material estimation, labor calculations, goal setting, and business development. Students will acquire knowledge and develop technical skills through classroom instruction as well as planning and constructing related projects. Students will complete the Carpenters Level 3 certification through this program which could result in a higher rate of pay if joining a Carpenter’s Union Contractor.

    College Credit: Students completing two years of Construction Technology are eligible for up to 14 college credit hours at Metropolitan Community College.