This program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the construction industry. A combination of theory and hands-on experiences are applied with the construction of several projects. During the 1st year, students receive instruction in safety, hand and power tool usage, construction mathematics, building codes and building plans. Projects include building a carpenter’s toolbox, designing a set of building plans, building a shed and scale model house, and working off campus on a house project. During the 2nd year, students receive advanced instruction in safety, pneumatic tool usage, construction mathematics, and interpretation of engineered building plans. The second year program provides the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills through the construction of a residential home including site preparation, foundation construction, floor and wall construction, roof construction, siding, trim, windows and door installation. In addition, students are given the opportunity to work with the sub-contractor, including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and roofing.
Students enrolled in the Construction Technology program, during a two-year program, will learn:
- Shop and job site safety
- Construction mathematics and measuring
- Tool safety and usage
- Building plans design
- Building Codes
- Building materials
- Cost estimation
- Build a shed
- Build a scale model house
- Build a large structure such as a house, shop, barn, etc.
- Professionalism skills
- 3 High School credits
- Possible math or language arts credit in some districts. Check out your district’s offerings by going to our website’s programs page and clicking on “Credit Equivalency”.
- Competency Certificate
- Leadership opportunities
- Entry level job skills
- Preparation for next level of education/training
- Opportunity for scholarships
- Considered a pre-apprenticeship program for several union and non-union apprenticeship programs.
- National certification: National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
- 21st Century Skills certification
Construction Technology I
- Reading proficiency at 9th grade level
- Must have successfully completed Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1
- Excellent high school attendance record
Construction Technology II
- Must pass 1st year program and be recommended by the instructor; limited space available
Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian are encouraged to participate in the Orientation at Cascadia Tech Academy.
Lab Time/Theory Time:
Approximately 20 percent theory and 80 percent lab
One or two hours each week
- Apprentice in various trades such as Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Masonry/Tile, Concrete, HVAC, Roofing, Drywall, and many more…
- Foundation Setup/Concrete Worker
- Exterior Siding and Trim
- Decks and Fences
- Building Inspector
- Construction Project Manager
Program Supply List / Student Costs:
Year 1 and 2: Tools and tool bags (Specific information given out in September), safety glasses, work clothes and work boots required, rain gear recommended, Lab fee is paid at the end of the school year and is based on the amount of materials the student uses. Family medical insurance or student accident insurance is required.
Note: Student accident insurance is available through your sending high school.
If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Peggy Leifheit in our Business Office. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Leifheit can be reached at 360-604-1050 ext. 2158 or at Peggy.Leifheit@evergreenps.org.