The Construction Technology Program allows students to develop skills related to the use of tools and materials used in construction practices to safely transform common wood materials into useful products. Students pursuing an occupation in the trades will learn to read plans and blueprints, measure accurately, apply various types of finishes, use tools and machines safely, watch out for safety hazards, etc. These skills will be a vital part of your safe work habits that you bring forward to a job in any of the trades.
This class will also benefit students who are not planning on going into the trades, by providing useful life skills. Students will learn how to build real practical projects, and how to fix things, build storage devices, or do their own home renovations, enabling them to save money in many areas in the future.
Construction Technology 1
This program will give you an opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and experience with production processes, manufacturing systems and construction techniques. You will learn how to use all the tools in the shop safely.
Working mainly with wood, you will build three or four projects (which may include a desk organizer or wooden lock, a wall shelf or a nightstand) while completing six modules. Module work also includes written assignments and some basic drafting.
Students must provide their own tape measure and safety glasses for this course.
Construction Technology 2
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 1 (minimum of 5 credits)
This program will give you an opportunity to further enhance and add to your skills, knowledge and experience. You will have the opportunity to choose to do framing or furniture projects. This may include making make a personalized memory box, and a cabinet or a model house or shed project, all while completing six modules. Module work also includes written assignments and some basic drafting.
Students will be responsible for the additional materials costs on personal projects.
Construction Technology 3
Prerequisite: Construction Technology 2 (minimum of 5 credits)
In this advanced-level course, while working independently, you will build upon your previously learned skills and learn new ones. In consultation with your teacher, you will choose, design and construct a project or projects, which must meet the criteria for five of the modules. The sixth module is Tool Maintenance. Module work also includes written assignments and some basic drafting.
Students will be responsible for the additional material costs on personal projects.