Building Trades Tech 1


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Program description:

This is a vocational program designed for students who are interested in preparing for a career in carpentry or related fields. Students will receive training in the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to gain employment as an entry-level carpenter.

Skills students will acquire:

  • General safety procedures in the use and care of hand tools, portable power tools, stationary woodworking equipment, ladders and scaffolding to acceptable industry standards.
  • Proficiency in handling, identifying, selecting, measuring, marking and cutting of common building lumber and materials in accordance with current industry tolerances.
  • Ability to assemble, apply or install common building materials on a construction site in compliance with applicable building codes, manufacturers’ specifications and standard trade practices.
  • Exhibit the attitudes and personal characteristics that are compatible with employment in the construction industry; these include honesty, dependability, and mature behavior that shows care and respect for the job, fellow workers, customers and employers.

Skills practiced in this trade:

  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Interior and exterior trim
  • Math
  • Creativity and problem solving
  • Oral communication

Activities in which students will partake:

  • Safety
  • Hand tools
  • Portable power tools
  • Exterior trim
  • Blueprint reading
  • Cabinet making
  • Exterior and interior framing
  • Roofing and siding
  • Woodworking equipment
  • Interior trim
  • Sheet rocking
  • Insulating

Post-Secondary Options

One or two-year community college for carpentry

Requirements

Recommended:

  • Good attendance
  • 6th Grade reading level
  • Basic math - Addition, subtraction, multiplication, dividing of whole numbers
  • Measurement skills

Required:

  • Copy of High School transcript
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Visitation to complete interview packet

Details

Schedule

This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.

Location

This course is held at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center in room 405.