Introduction to Construction Trades

Explore Elements of Each Career Field in the Construction Cluster

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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

  • For General Maintenance and Repair Workers, Job Projections: 6 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2028.
    Median U.S. Salary: $38,300 per year (in 2018).*  Education Requirements: High school graduation, with additional on-the-job training.
  • For Grounds Maintenance Workers, Job Projections: 9 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2028.
    Median U.S. Salary: $29,400 per year (in 2018).*  Education Requirements: Most training can be done on the job. Some employers require certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture, and licensing for pesticide and fertilizer application. 

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Teacher

Jakob Bartalo

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 Video

Program Overview - PDF

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