Course Guide: Carpentry & Electricity

Introduction to Construction Technology

CT8600 (1 credit)
Lab Fee

  • Design and build scale or full-size structures and work with projects that help them understand the jobs of architects, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, surveyors, contractors, masons, design engineers, and a variety of other construction careers.
  • Explore aspects of the residential construction industry.
  • Introduced to the safe operation of hand tools and handheld power tools, blueprint reading, current building codes and explained how to apply them on the job site.
  • Learn the basic language of technical design while they design, sketch and make technical drawings, illustrations, models or prototypes of real design problems.
  • Develop spatial ability as they apply mathematical concepts of visual representations.
  • Prepares students for Carpentry 1, Electricity 1.

Carpentry 1

CT8601 (1 credit) 11th grade

  • Expand knowledge of residential construction, blueprint reading, building codes, application on the job site, carpentry theory and mathematical problems related to carpentry.
  • Emphasis on lab safety, job site safety.
  • Estimate the cost of materials and job costs.
  • Develop and practice building methods in a lab setting.
  • Obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential.

Carpentry 2

CT8602DB (2 credits) 12th grade

  • Focuses upon manual drafting, reading blueprints and estimating the cost of materials, with projects including blueprints and job costs estimation.
  • Upon completion of the course, students may take (NCCER CORE) national certification testing.
  • 12th-grade students have the opportunity to secure employment with Construction Contractor during the second semester

Electricity 1

CT8533 (1 Credit) - 11th grade
Lab fee and OSHA 10-hour card fee

  • Students will be introduced to residential electrical systems.
  • Students will be introduced to current electrical codes and learn to navigate the National Electrical Code Book.
  • Students will be introduced to blueprint reading and schematic transfers.
  • Students will develop and practice wiring method skills in a lab setting.
  • Emphasis on safety electrical safety, lab safety, jobsite safety. All students will obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential.

Electricity 2

CT8534 (2 Credits) - 12th grade
Lab fee

  • Expand on their knowledge of residential electrical systems, blueprint reading, and schematic transfers and National Electrical Code Book.
  • Introduction to commercial electrical systems, communication and power systems and work with conduit and raceways, panel boards, switchboards, grounding systems, generators, electrical theory and mathematical problems related to electricity.
  • Practice wiring method skills in a lab setting.
  • Emphasize safety electrical safety, lab safety, job site safety.
  • Upon completion of the course, students may take (NCCER CORE) national certification testing.
  • 12th-grade students have the opportunity to secure employment with an Electrical Contractor during the second semester.

Building Trades 1

CT8515 (1 Credit) -10th, 11th grade
Lab fee, OSHA 10-hour card fee, and SkillsUSA student organization fee

  • Emphasis on lab safety, job site safety.
  • Students will be introduced to skills in the four core areas of residential construction: carpentry, electricity, plumbing, and masonry.
  • Students will be introduced to and practice building residential structures using a variety of materials and tools in a lab setting.
  • Students will be introduced to the process of estimating the cost of materials and job cost.

All students will obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential.

Building Trades 2

CT8516 (2 Credits) Double Block Class - 11th -12th grade
Lab fee, and SkillsUSA student organization fee

  • Emphasis on lab safety, job site safety.
  • Students will expand on their skills in the four core areas of residential construction: carpentry, electricity, plumbing, and masonry.
  • Students will expand on their knowledge of and practice building residential structures using a variety of materials and tools in a lab setting.
  • Students will expand on their knowledge of residential construction, blueprint reading, building codes, application on the job site.
  • Students will expand on their knowledge of theory and mathematical problems related to the four core areas of residential construction: carpentry, electricity, plumbing, and masonry.
  • Students will expand on their knowledge of the process of estimating the cost of materials and job costs.