Construction Technologies

Building and Property Maintenance

Building & Property Maintenance is a multi-faceted program for students interested in a variety of hands-on learning experiences. The main areas of study include instruction on power equipment and hand tools to produce group and individual projects. The implementation of industry standard safety practices across trade areas is included in the curriculum. Employment in this field is expected to grow though 2012. There is always a need for trained, skilled workers in the construction field. 

 

Program Highlights

Electrical Installations and Repairs Basic Procedures
Blue Prints/Layout Work Roof Applications and Repairs
Masonry Applications and Repairs Basic Safety Procedures
Rough Carpentry Applications and Repairs Interior Finish/Carpentry Procedures
Computerized Property Maintenance Mgt. Systems Orientation to the Building and Property Management Industry

 

Career Opportunities

Carpentry Masonry
Landscaping Maintenance

 

Career Pathways to

Construction Contractor Construction Supervisor
Masonry Contractor General Contractor
Residential/Commercial Remodeling

Carpentry

The carpentry program exposes the student to basic trade information and provides a foundation of skills upon which to build a successful career in the carpentry-construction field. Students receive training on power equipment, hand and pneumatic tools while working with wood, wood by-products, and other related materials to complete assigned building projects, including the construction of a modular housing unit. The implementation of industry standard safety practices is included in the curriculum. Job opportunities in carpentry are expected to be excellent through 2012. This will result from the demand for new housing and new commercial properties

 

Program Highlights

Safety Procedures Blueprint Orientation
Basic Construction Power Tools
Project Planning Estimating
New Home Construction OSHA Training

 

Career Opportunities

Carpenter’s Helper Lumber Supply Sales Person
Cabinet Shop Worker/Owner Construction Worker
Union Construction Worker Construction Company Owner
Apartment/Factory Maintenance Worker

 

Career Pathways to

Lead Carpenter Building Contractor
Home Improvement Contractor
Construction Supervisor Commercial Carpenter

Electrical Trades

The electrical program incorporates instruction in residential, commercial, and industrial electricity. Simulated lab units provide students with hands-on training in residential wiring, commercial installation, motor control technology with programmable logic controls, and other related electrical systems. Curriculum and training units comply with the national electrical code providing students with a strong base of electrical theory. Employment in this career field is expected to grow over the next five years, as skilled, trained people in this profession will continue to be in demand.

 

Program Highlights

Basic Electricity Safety Procedures
Local and National Electrical Codes OSHA Training
Troubleshooting Circuits Residential and Commercial Wiring
Networking Based Copper Cabling and Fiber Optics

 

Career Opportunities

Industrial Electrician Commercial Electrician
Electrical Contractor Electrical Sales Representative
Motor Control Designer Residential Electrician
Network/Computer Cabling Technician

 

Career Pathways to

Journeyman Electrician Master Electrician
Estimator Materials / Equipment Sales
Electrical Supervisor Shop Owner / Manager
Electrical Engineer

Masonry

Masonry is a specialized construction technology program designed to provide students with the knowledge of practical applications in the masonry trade. Students complete individual and group building projects in the laboratory and on job sites, using a variety of building materials. Instruction includes the use of hand tools and masonry related equipment and materials. Employment is expected to increase over the next five years as job opportunities in this career field increase.

 

Program Highlights

Concrete Construction Safety Procedures
Blueprint Reading General Construction
Stone Work Tile Work
Composition Wall Construction Brick & Block Laying Procedures
OSHA Training Manufacture of Masonry Materials; Chimney
Arch and Fireplace Construction

 

Career Opportunities

Bricklayer Stonemason
Concrete Worker Construction Worker
Union Construction Worker

 

Career Pathways to

Construction Supervisor or Foreman Home Improvement Contractor
Brick or Mason Contractor Concrete Contractor

Industrial Maintenance

The Industrial Maintenance program includes entry level skill training that deals with the maintenance of machinery and mechanical equipment in an industrial plant, factory and other facilities. This program gives the learner greater employment opportunities and a wider scope of knowledge in the maintenance field.

 

Program Highlights

Electrical Welding
HVAC Rigging Plumbing/Pipefitting
OSHA Training Hydraulics/Pneumatics
Blueprint Reading Safety Procedures

 

Career Opportunities

Industrial Maintenance Technician Residential Maintenance Technician
Welder Technician HVAC Technician
Construction Worker Union Construction Worker

 

Career Pathways to

Construction Supervisor or Foreman Home Improvement Contractor
Estimator Journeyman Electrician
Master Electrician Electrical Supervisor
Electrical Engineer Shop Owner / Manager
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