Building Construction Technology is a competency based program. Skilled building construction mechanics must have general knowledge in many skill areas so that they may perform repairs on existing facilities and aid in the construction of new buildings. Basic skills include plumbing, carpentry, electricity, painting, wall covering, and masonry. Students are given the fundamentals of related math and blueprint reading. You will receive instruction on the use of hand and power tools. Students are given adequate time to perform quality work, and the proper care and use of a wide variety of construction tools and machinery. Personal safety and overall job performance is stressed continually throughout the program. Prospective students should like to work with their hands and have a desire to work in various construction areas. Upon graduation, students that have successfully completed the course can confidently seek employment with the maintenance staff of an institution, work in a related construction area, or become self-employed.
40% for classroom instruction, tests , quizzes, and 60% for shop work and safe behavior
Algebra I & II, Geometry, College Prep English I-IV
*Industry & Skills Certifications:
Active Listening, Controlled Precision, Physical Strength, Manual Dexterity, Communication, Use in Personal Protective Equipment due to dust & fumes, dangerous equipment as well as outdoor elements.
Shop uniform, work boots, and a 25 foot tape measure
NCCER Construction Technology 3rd Edition, Contran Learning Series by Prentice Hall
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center
Mr. Lehnhardt – Construction Trades Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1345
Office Hours: 7:15am to 8:00am
11:45am to 12:00pm
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.
* Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.