Introduction to Construction Trades

Create the Blueprint to Your Construction Career

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Start constructing your future. Build your skills and take your first steps into carpentry, HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Get a grasp on safety basics, learn the essential tools and begin to read blueprints. Amp up your employability skills and prepare to continue your skill building or enter the job market.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

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

How You Can Succeed

Classroom Support
As a Locally Approved Course, this course was created to meet the needs of students who thrive with additional support and flexibility. This is done through:
  • smaller student-to-teacher ratio
  • a classroom aide
Course Alignment
Locally Approved Courses are aligned to:
  • CDOS credentials
  • viable employment options
Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications
Students have opportunities to earn:
  • OSHA 10
Work-Based Learning
Students in Locally Approved Courses can gain work experiences as part of the course through organizations such as:
  • Hamlin Beach State Park
  • Homesteads for Hope
  • Orleans Millworks

Where You Can Go

CTE Programs
After successful completion of this course, students can participate in CTE NYSED Approved Program such as:
  • Carpentry
  • HVAC/Plumbing
  • Residential and Commercial Electrical
Job Opportunities
Students gain skills applicable to a variety of entry-level jobs through this course including:
  • General Maintenance Worker
    • 12% projected growth in New York State from 2016-2026
New York State Annual Salary Estimate
Entry Level: $28,030
Experienced: $54,720

Education Requirements
Typically require a high school diploma or equivalent, plus on-the-job training over several years


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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.
Intro to Construction
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