Building Trades I

Building Trades I (MISO3- 17100)
Grades 10-12; 36 weeks; 2 credits

Building Trades I provide an orientation to the building trades that meets industry standards. The course is standards-based beginning with Core-Curriculum which includes basic safety, construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, introduction to construction drawings, basic rigging, communication and employability skills.  Fundamentals of building are introduced including floor, wall and roof systems and structure enclosure.

Course Description: The Building Trades I 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 a construction related area. Student who already have some basic shop skills or want to start a construction trade career can gain a wide variety of skills and experience from the Building Trades Program.  Student have the opportunity to learn entry-level construction skills and perform most residential construction tasks including reading blueprints, calculating measurements, house framing, and finishing. Students will take part in building a new home as a practical way to practice and develop skills in the construction industry. 10 hour OSHA training certificates are part of the instruction and can help students with future employment. Each student will take part in the Bobcat Skid Steer Loader Operator Training Course.