The Construction Technology programs will prepare students for work in new construction, remodeling, and energy auditing industries. Course offerings include everything from entry level trades courses, all the way to national certification. Students will train at the career centers, high schools, and real jobsites. Current and traditional building practices, updated and advanced framing techniques, energy efficiency, health and safety, and sustainability methods are emphasized.
Construction Pre-Apprenticeship courses that focus on new construction, carpentry, and other building trades are included. Students learn about the tools and techniques used in the construction industries. The students may gain skills in Air Conditioning Technology, Building and Apartment Maintenance, Carpentry, Electrical Technology, Masonry and Plumbing. They are also introduced to green building methods and materials. The Building Performance and Energy Assessment courses shift that focus to analyzing existing homes.
Weatherization, Building Performance and Energy Assessment industries are helping families reduce their energy burden, while maintaining comfort and safety. Our students will learn the national standard and protocols for energy auditing, combustion appliance safety, and energy modeling. Successful students are prepared to take the national certification exams for building analysts and energy auditors.
Course offerings are intended to promote career ladders for those just entering the industry, as well as industry professionals looking to stay current. There are multiple certificates, degree options, and inter-related disciplines at the Career Centers that have articulation agreements with various post-secondary institutions.