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Construction Trades

Construction Trades

A two-year program based on the Residential Construction Academy Series. 

Students complete competency-based modules including:

  • Small to large-scale residential construction
  • Safety
  • Tools and equipment
  • Blueprints
  • Building materials
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Stairs and roofing
  • Window and doors
  • Site layout
  • Foundations
  • Interior and exterior finishing
  • Project management

Students obtain a basic knowledge of tools, methods, materials, and technologies currently used in the construction industry; emphasis is placed on theory, as well as related math concepts. Practical experience is gained through on-site and community service-based construction projects throughout the year, and students will also complete the construction of a modular home during the school year. Curriculum includes applied math and English language arts.

Certifications & Endorsements:

  • Home Builders Institute (HBI) certification - affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED Certification
  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Specific Safety Certification


Articulation Agreements:

CTE has worked with area colleges to ready students for the world of work and for the rigors of post-secondary coursework. This program worked with area colleges to obtain articulation agreements that allow for advance standing or the issuance of credit to those CTE students meeting all program requirements and articulation agreement standards. The colleges WSWHE BOCES has an articulation agreement with for this program are:›

  • Alfred State College
  • SUNY Delhi
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Excelsior College (14 credits)



For more information related to Career Opportunities, please visit: CareerZone and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics


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