Construction Trades

  • Instructor: Mr. Chad Goodman
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x319
    Email: chad.goodman@wiu.k12.pa.us
     
     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Construction Trades prepares students with the basic technical and hands-on skills required for the erection and installation of buildings and other structures. Students will develop technical and math skills required in all stages of the construction process including blueprint reading, rough framing, door and window installation, stair construction, roofing and siding, basic wiring, design and layout, as well as finishing and trim installations.
       **Students enrolled in this program rotate through the four construction programs during the first year. 

     

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENT
    Students should demonstrate a working knowledge of math, good reading and interpretation skills, and the ability to work at varying heights. Good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and the ability to lift heavy objects are important in this industry. At a minimum, it is recommended that students follow an academic schedule that consists of college prep courses in English, math, science, and humanities. 

     


    PROGRAM DUTY AREAS
    • Residential Wiring
    • Operation of Power/Hand Tools
    • Building Layout
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Roof Framing
    • Finish Carpentry
    • Wall Framing
    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

     

    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC
    • Triangle Tech, Inc.
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS 
    Due to current revision of the task list by the PA Department of Education, this specific Program of Study for graduation year 2017 does not have any statewide articulation agreements. Agreements are added throughout the year and can be found at http://collegetransfer.net
     
    CAREER PATHWAYS
    • General Contractor
    • Building Superintendent
    • Job Site Supervisor
    • Quality Control Technician
    • Estimator
    • Project Manager

     

    AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS
    • PA Builder's Association Skills
    • Residential Construction Academy (RCA) National Registry