Building Trades & Construction Design Technology


This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Architecture and Construction career cluster. This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the vast network of jobs in the Building Construction Industry or for advanced training in the Construction Industry. Instruction uses theory and hands-on applications for students to become proficient in installation, repair and maintenance in the variety of related trades and operational systems encountered in the Building Construction Industry. Students who successfully complete this program may be employed in the Construction Industry as a Building Construction Assistant, Building Maintenance Technician, or as a helper to a Journeyman or other skilled laborer in the areas of Carpentry, Masonry, Electricity, Plumbing, HVAC and Painting. The content includes but is not limited to Construction practices, Building Codes, Blueprint Reading, personnel and resource management skills, site selection, planning and building residential and commercial structures, communication skills, leadership skills, human relations, employability skills, and safe and efficient work practices. Lab activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, hand tools, power tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Building Trades & Construction Design Flyer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there testing requirements? 

A: All applicants for Career and Technical Education programs 450 hours or more are required to take a state-mandated basic skills test exam. Program specific minimum levels are required, which are exit requirements for the award of a Career of Vocational Certificate. Several exemptions are accepted. To be exempt, a student must submit official documentation for verification of an exemption: Refer to WONDERLIC.

Q: What are the prerequisites for the Program?

A: There are no prerequisites.

Q: Is there any entrance testing?
A. No

Q: Is Financial Aid available?
A: Yes, contact the main office at 772-564-4970 for more information.

Q: Is a payment plan available?