ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF STUDY
The Construction Technology program offers students practical training in the entire range of residential and light commercial building techniques including estimating building costs, carpentry, cabinetmaking, residential wiring, blueprint reading, brick masonry, construction, building codes, and safety. Classroom knowledge is enhanced through multiple hands-on projects. Successful completion of program curriculum will provide students with the opportunity to become eligible for industry-recognized credentials and certifications.
If a student takes Introduction to Construction (Core curriculum) and scores 70% on all assessments, the student does not have to repeat these modules in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Building Construction, Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Electricity, Masonry, Mechatronics, Plumbing, and Welding.
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Degrees and Certifications:
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: 1
Level: CP Credit: 2 Grade: 10-11
Construction Technology 1 students are immersed in a curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) where they learn the materials and processes for masonry, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, blueprint reading, and estimating. Students will also be involved in extensive safety training to include hand and power tools. Instruction is supplemented by a variety of hands-on projects and activities. Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to gain national industry certification through the NCCER training program.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: 2
Level: CP Credit: 2 Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Completion of Construction Technology 1 (*Formerly Building Construction 1) and Teacher recommendation Construction Technology 2 students continue with NCCER curriculum and develop more advanced skills through extensive hands-on applications. Additionally, introduction to the NCCER Project Managements Curriculum surveys management skills such as: human relations, negotiations, construction documents, estimating, scheduling, cost awareness and control, quality control, and safety. Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to gain national industry certification through the NCCER training program.
Students will be provided the opportunity and the knowledge to be prepared for the following industry-recognized certifications: OSHA 10, and Forklift certification.
WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Students are encouraged to complete WBL experiences with construction and maintenance businesses in Florence. These experiences give the students an opportunity to "test drive" a career. This empowers the student with the knowledge that they love the career or that it may not be for them, allowing them to change course to a career that best fit them. Either way the student will save time and money. If they love it the student will already have experience, contacts, references for the industry allowing them to start earning money sooner and likely at a higher than entry level. If they don't love it the student will not waist any more time pursuing a career that is not a good fit for them.
CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees are made up of volunteers who agree to serve as advisors to one or more career and technical programs. Members include representatives from business, labor, community agencies, faculty, students and other members. The primary purpose of advisory committees is to provide direction and guidance for the specific career and technical area within the school to strengthen and enhance the success of CTE programs. By working closely with the business and labor communities, we continue to provide high quality workforce training and education to our students so they will succeed in today's job market.
The committees support and strengthen the partnership between business, labor, the community, and education. The committees make recommendations that will strengthen and help to expand the curriculum to improve the quality of program(s). Members provide valuable input in areas such as curriculum development, industry relevant certifications, student recruitment and placement, staff development, equipment and software recommendations.