Construction Trades

Course Description

Students are exposed to all phases of residential construction including actually building a single home dwelling.

Students will perform layout, foundation, framing, roofing, siding, and interior wall finishing. In addition, students will learn about the design and installation of electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems.

Students will work inside and out just as those employed in the construction industry. This is a one- or two-year program open to sophomores, juniors and/or seniors.

Students can just enroll in one year but will  receive the maximum benefit of the career pathway if they enroll both years.


Students may earn a maximum of six credits per year.

Suggested courses to prepare for success in this course are applied math, geometry, drafting, and any technology education courses.


Dan Bramell

Participation Organization

DOE Courses



Dual Credit Opportunity

Dual Credit coursework is available through Ivy Tech Community College- Richmond Campus for the 2014-15 school year to students who meet benchmarks set by Ivy Tech and the career center.

Students can receive up to 9 college credits for Construction Trades I and up to 9 credits for Construction Trades II.

Dual Credit Courses are subject to change EACH year as the Department of Education and the Commission for Higher Education set new standards.