Construction Trades Technology

Course Description:

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.

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
Instructor Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1345 & 1342
Office Hours:
7:15am to 7:45am
11:45am to 11:55am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times

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Pennsylvania Youth Survey

Passive Parental/Caregiver Permission Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Our school is taking part in the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse. 

The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents and caregivers are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible.  As a parent or caregiver, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation. The following facts about the survey will help you make an informed decision about your child’s participation:

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students will be instructed by their proctor that they can skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer. If they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, they are instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult.

The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. It is anonymous and confidential. Students will not put their names on the survey, and no student will ever have their individual responses reported. 

The survey is well tested, having been administered to over 1,000,000 Pennsylvania students since the 1990’s. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development.

You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link: For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit then click on “2021.”

The survey will be administered during the school day later this fall and will take one class period to complete.  If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request to [email protected] or in writing to the CWCTC.

Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Darcy Szymkiewicz  724.925.3532 ext 1360.

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