Construction Trades

This program is designed for the student who is interested in a construction-related career. The specialized trade options of Electrical, Plumbing, and Sheet Metal are offered parallel to the apprenticeship related instructional programs. Each option provides in-depth information and a working knowledge of tools, materials and techniques used in the industry. These courses are not designed for the handyman, but for the individual pursuing a career in a related field. Program planning should occur with the assistance of a department member. All courses have been designed to be taken sequentially.

Student Learning Outcomes

Through the process of engagement with combined lecture, related curriculum on theory and hands-on lab practice, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate preparedness for successful transition into the construction trade specialty area with a demonstrated understanding of theory and practice required by the workforce professional.
  • Duplicate procedures for trade and industry-specific practices in use of tools, techniques and hands-on skills with related competencies for the construction trade specialty area.
  • Identify and use equipment and related components of the construction trade specialty area to meet standards for measurement, calibration and best practices.
  • Read, comprehend and apply construction trade specialty area instructions and design standards for outcomes as required by construction specialty practices and regulations.