Students who enroll in the Construction Technology program will become members of the construction crew, which builds a house from layout and framing, to final trim work.  You will assist in the construction of various school and community projects based on current industry standards and practices. You will also develop skills using carpentry hand tools, stationary and portable tools used in the construction industry.

 

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Program Objectives
This program will enable a student to:

  • use hand tools, portable power tools, and woodworking machines safely
  • learn operation techniques of various leveling instruments
  • understand cement, concrete, and concrete products as applied in the world of work
  • learn basic terminology and techniques as they apply to carpentry
  • construct (build) a three-bedroom home
  • examine building codes and apply them to daily building practices
  • be involved in all aspects of finish carpentry
  • understand the language of blueprint reading
  • calculate linear footage, square footage and cubic feet
  • explore many of the occupations involved in construction

 

Skills Needed
To be successful in this program, you should have the following skills:

  • Must be able to work independently
  • Manual dexterity
  • Hand and eye coordination
  • Physical stamina
  • Strong math skills and problem solving skillshome
  • Dependability and strong work ethic
  • Accuracy to perform repeated actions precisely
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Professional behavior
  • Being alert and aware of what’s going on around you

 

 

 

Construction Technology Syllabus

 

Instructor Contact Information

Mike Anderson 763-684-2214 Mike.Anderson@wtc.k12.mn.us