Construction Technology

Program Description:

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

Program Benefits:

  • 3 High School credits
  • May qualify for math, history, health, science, or language arts credits.  Because these credits differ by home district, click on credit equivalencies to learn what is specifically offered for this program by your sending high school.
  • 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.

Industry Certification:

  • National certification: National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • 21st Century Skills certification

Prerequisites:

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

Note:

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

Homework:

One or two hours each week

Career Opportunities:

  • Apprentice in various trades such as Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Masonry/Tile, Concrete, HVAC, Roofing, Drywall, and many more…
  • Carpenter/Contractor
  • Foundation Setup/Concrete Worker
  • Exterior Siding and Trim
  • Remodels
  • Roofing
  • Decks and Fences
  • Building Inspector
  • Construction Project Manager

Program Supply List / Student Costs:

Please plan ahead. Some programs require that uniforms, supplies, and other program specific related items (such as immunizations, food service card, etc.) be purchased, started or completed prior to the first day of school. To access the list for this program’s uniform, supply and other program related costs please click here.

Credit Equivalencies and College Credit:
Click here to learn more about credit equivalencies as well as the articulation agreements and college credits available for each program.

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.