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Construction Technology

Program Description

The Construction Technology curriculum provides students with training in all phases of residential construction. Students participate in the construction of a full modular house,  receive instruction in the safe and proper operation of tools and power equipment, reading construction plans and specifications, and the application of math skills. They also receive practical experience in structural framing techniques, window installation, siding, and roofing.

These skills are utilized as the student progresses through the shell construction of a single family residence, floor framing, wall framing, roof framing and roofing. During the second semester,  students complete construction of the residence which includes siding, doors, windows, insulation, drywall, interior trim, mechanical system (plumbing) and electrical systems. Estimating and scheduling skills are refined and practiced. An introduction to commercial construction methods and materials completes the experience.

Program Requirements

2 credits in language arts, 2 credits in science, 2 credits in mathematics (Algebra I is required), two credits in social studies, and two elective credits. A total of 12 credits are needed for admission.

High School Credits Earned

1 credit in mathematics
5 credits in technical education
1 credit in english – 1 credit in social studies

College Credits Earned

Central Maine Community College
BCT 101 Intro to Hand and Power Tool Safety

Professional Certifications
  •  OSHA-10
  •  Associated General Contractor (AGC)
Enrollment Options

Students may enter the program as a junior or senior.

With instructor and Cooperative Education coordinator approval, second year students may have the opportunity to work in the field for credit, experience, and wages.

Career Outlook

Careers in Construction (use Carpentry as the key word)

Curriculum Map

Click here for: the Construction Curriculum Map