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Residential & Light Construction Technology I

Course Number: 873
Subject: Construction & Development
Major/Program of Study: Computer Aided Drafting & Design Construction Technology Elective
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course introduces the basic processes of residential and light commercial building construction, from digging and pouring the masonry foundation to installing roofing. Topics will include interpreting plans and blueprints, layout and site preparation, wall, window, stairwell, and roof framing, installing windows and layout and application of roofing materials. The students will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge during the construction of a residential or light commercial structure. The continued development of safe work habits and effective workplace readiness skills will be emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisites and other notes: Recommended for grades 10-12.