Construction Trades

Course Description:

Students will be instructed in a variety of the skills in construction areas including carpentry, electricity, masonry, and plumbing. This program prepares students to apply learned skills in the construction installation of buildings and other structures to include interior and exterior finishing. Various materials used in the building and installation of structures will be utilized throughout the course. Student learning will include cost estimating and blueprint reading, use and maintenance of power and hand tools, general safety and building code requirements.

Skills Learned:

Some of the skills a student will be able to perform are framing, exterior and interior covering, rough in and the installation of plumbing fixtures, preparing surface areas for painting, install and repair electrical circuits, install a hot water tank, install drywall and finish, construct various brick and block walls, maintain and clean heating equipment, layout a building and foundation.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include building maintenance person, building supervisor, electrical maintenance person, carpenter, roofer, and electrician. Earnings range between $12-$22/hour..

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Articulated credits can be earned toward an Associate’s Degree at Institutions such as Commonwealth Technical Institute, Johnson College and Orleans Technical Institute..


Mr. Lehnhardt, Mr. Miller, & Mr. Weinman - Construction Trades Instructors
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1345, 1342 & 1340
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times

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