Construction Course Outline

Grade Level:  10th through 12th Grade

Course Description

This course will introduce and train students in the basic to advanced skills necessary to pursue a career in construction. This course covers foundations, flooring, framing, plumbing, electrical, roofing, sheet rock, windows, doors, cabinetry, blue print reading, use of hand tools, surveying and construction math. Models to full-sized partitions are constructed in the shop. Projects at actual job sites are included. Upon completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to test for certification in Forklift Operations, OSHA-10, and Certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).


  1. To introduce and master shop/construction safety precaution and awareness.
  2. To reinforce basic math skills by incorporation of practical application.
  3. To identify hand and power tools and describe their uses.
  4. To introduce the students to reading and interpreting construction blueprints.
  5. To identify construction materials and describe their uses.
  6. To introduce the students to basic skills and knowledge in fields of Rigging, Carpentry, Electrical Wiring, Masonry, and Plumbing .

Course Outline:

Unit  1: Introduction and Orientation

Unit  2: Basic Safety

Unit  3: Basic Math

Unit  4: Hand and Power Tools

Unit  5: Introduction to Blueprints

Unit  6: Materials Used in Building Trades

Unit  7: Basic Rigging

Unit  8: Introduction to Carpentry

Unit  9: Introduction to Electrical Wiring

Unit  10: Introduction to Masonry

Unit  11: Introduction to Plumbing

The safety of our student is of our utmost concern. Each student will be taught basic safety and will pass the safety exam with a score of 100 before entering the shop for work. Safety glasses are required to enter into the shop for any reason. Hard hats will be worn as applicable. Equipment operation will only be done under direct supervision of the instructor.

Required Supplies:  Pair of steel toed boots and (1) 1-inch 3-ring binder

Student Organization Affiliation:  SkillsUSA