Building Construction Technology

 building construction logoCIP Code: 46.9999
Instructor: Mr. Brightbill

Program Overview

This program teaches general construction skills and knowledge necessary to build a house. Practical experience and classroom training prepares students enrolled in the Building Trades program for employment in general construction or property maintenance. Students are taught carpentry, masonry, plumbing, roofing, drywall application, painting, and framing/finishing.

Students learn basic safety, the use of hand tools and power tools, and construction technology. Students explore floor systems, wall systems, ceiling joists, and roof joists. They also learn plumbing with copper tubing and fittings.

Students learn about exterior finishes, basic stair layout, electrical safety, residential electrical work, and PVC plumbing for drains, waste, and vents. Also, the opportunity is provided to students for creating a National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) box for their exam.

Blueprint Reading is a required course for this program of study.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Do you like working with your hands?
  • Do you enjoy working with hand tools and power tools?
  • Do you have an interest in carpentry, masonry, roofing, and drywall application?
  • Is math one of your favorite subjects?
  • Would you like to work with home or industrial construction needs?

Inside the Industry

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General $41,950
Construction, Workers, General $40,000
Property Manager $62,000
Supervisor, Construction $69,510

Building Construction Cares



        building construction students at work, photo 1     building construction students at work, photo 2     




 Possible Careers 

  • Construction & Building Inspectors
  • Construction Laborers
  • Construction Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers
  • Construction Carpenters

 Potential Certifications 

  • OSHA-10
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills

 Statewide Articulation Agreements