Construction/Plumbing

In this course, you will learn basic plumbing and construction skills through a variety of authentic, work-based projects and activities. The Construction/Plumbing program is also supported by the OSHA curriculum that provides students with needed “construction work-site” safety knowledge. In addition, this course follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research construction (NCCER)/ plumbing curriculum.

 Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for many apprenticeship plumbing and construction work opportunities.  

Course available: Grades 11 - 12

Course length: 2 years

Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits per year

Available high school credits: 1.0 English

PROGRAM CONTENT

  • Introduction to Hand & Power Tools
  • Ladder and Scaffold Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings, Layouts and Building Codes
  • Basic Communication & Employability Skills
  • “House as a System” Concept and Practice
  • Site Layout – Distance and Leveling Measurements
  • Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials & Forms
  • Introduction to Masonry
  • Floor, Wall, Ceiling, and Roof Framing/Systems
  • Stair Layout & Construction
  • Interior & Exterior Finishes
  • Residential/Commercial Electrical Services
  • Introduction to DWV (Drain, Waste, and Vent) Systems
  • Introduction to Water Supply Systems (Plastic and Copper Tubing & Fittings)
  • Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources
  • Installing Sheet Rock (drywall)
  • Taping/ Painting
  • Tiling
  • Siding
  • Windows and doors

COLLEGE CREDITS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Upon successful completion of this program, students may receive college credits pending established procedures.  Students may also receive an industry certification pending successful completion of an industry certification exam.  All students completing this program and passing the appropriate industry certification exam will receive an endorsed high school diploma.  Please see below for college credits and industry certifications available.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

 

 

CAREER PATH AND OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete the program may seek employment or continue their studies in any of the following:

  • Construction Manager/Supervisor,
  • Trade Foreman
  • Contractor
  • Carpenter
  • Mason
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Home Improvement Sales Associate
  • Construction Estimator
  • Building Maintenance Worker

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM