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

OSHA 10

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

Teacher

Jerome Ebbs

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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Program Overview - PDF


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