Construction Technology

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I
Grades 10-12; 2 credits; 36 weeks

The Construction Technology Program is designed for students who like to work with their hands, build, be innovative, take pride in a finished project, and have an interest in carpentry or related area. Students who already have some basic shop skills or want to start a construction trade’s career can gain a wide variety of skills and experience for the Construction Technology Program. Students are eligible for membership in SkillsUSA® and related skill and leadership competitive events. Students have an opportunity to learn entry level construction skills and perform most residential construction tasks including reading blueprints, calculating measurements, material estimates, house framing, and finishing. Each shift of students will work on a construction project (most often it will be residential) a way to practice and develop skills in the construction industry. The National Center for Construction Education and Research- “Core Curriculum” and “Carpentry Level 1” will be used, giving each student the opportunity to have national recognition for their completed construction modules. 10 Hour Online OSHA training certificates from CareerSafe® are required. Each student will receive Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader Operator Training Course. Students will be evaluated on 8 of the 12 ND Career Ready Practice Rubric.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II
Grades 11-12, 2 credits; 36 weeks
Prerequisite: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I

Students in Construction Technology II assume a leadership role as student foreman on the job site. Students will help with the instruction of first year students by providing a helping hand and using the experience of their first year instruction. In addition, students will have “hands on” experience with power tools, blueprints, was and partition layout, roof framing and shingling, as well as exterior finish work and soffits. Students will be involved with drywall application and finishing, woodwork, trim, cabinets, and door hanging. Students are eligible for membership in SkillsUSA® and related skill and leadership competitive events. The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER®) Core Curriculum and Carpentry Level I will be used, giving each student the opportunity to have national recognition for their completed construction modules. 10 Hour OSHA® training certificates are required (which are completed in Construction Technology I). Each student will receive Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader Operator Training Course. Students will be evaluated on 8 of the 12 ND Career Ready Practice Rubric.

SUMMER SCHOOL
Grades 11-12; 1 credit; 6 weeks
Prerequisite: Construction Technology I or Construction Technology II

Students interested in summer employment can apply at SRCTC in Wahpeton. The summer Construction Technology program runs from the first week in June through the completion of the project, usually mid-July. Students will earn $10.00 per hour and earn a high school credit.