Introduction to Construction Trades

Explore Careers in Construction

Two students stand at a table adding wires to light fixture bases
Students explore and build knowledge in four skilled areas of the construction and transportation fields: carpentry, HVAC/plumbing, electrical and heavy equipment. 

Units of Study

  • Basic Safety
  • Intro to Hand Tools
  • Intro to Power Tools
  • Construction Math
  • Intro to Blueprints
  • Carpentry
  • Basic Electricity
  • Plumbing
  • Heavy Equipment
  • HVAC
  • Employability Skills

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications


Career Opportunities

Many students enrolled in Introduction to Construction Trades select another CTE program for their second year. Visit these program pages for more career outlook information:  Carpentry, HVAC/Plumbing, Residential and Commercial Electrical and Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance.

Professional Outlook

General Maintenance and Repair Workers: 9.9% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region.

Median Finger Lakes region salary: $40,480 per year (in 2021)

Source: NYS Department of Labor


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Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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Program Overview - PDF

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