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Building Construction Trades

In this program, students will learn safe and proper use of hand and power tools, read and interpret blueprints and drawings, and develop an understanding of construction math. They will also learn residential framing, perform interior and exterior finish work, develop concrete and masonry skills, and develop an appreciation for teamwork and respect.

Course Topics

  • Construction Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
  • Footing and Foundations
  • Floor Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Stairs and Roof Framing
  • Interior and Exterior Finishes
  • Construction Safety

Industry Recognized Credentials

  • First Aid/CPR
  • NCCER Core & Level One Certification
  • Forklift Operation
  • Manlift Operation
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • Career Connections Carpenter’s Union Project Book 1, 2, and 3
  • AWP Aerial Scissor Lift Certification


Michael Batdorf

Building Construction Trades Instructor

Vanguard Tech Center

Jacob Wolf

Building Construction Trades Instructor


Career Opportunities

Entry Level

  • Carpenter
  • Laborer


  • HVAC Technician
  • Plumber


  • Architect
  • Construction Management