CTE Pathways: Building & Construction

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Residential & Commercial Construction Pathway

In the Construction Technology pathway, you’ll learn how to safely use tools and work with construction materials. You’ll discover how to create foundations, walls, ceilings, and roofs.

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Courses

YEAR 1: Residential Construction

Course Description

The first course will delve into planning, managing, designing, and estimating for projects. You’ll explore construction trends and learn math for construction tasks. Understanding blueprints and site preparation will be covered. Carpentry skills will be developed, including crafting wooden structures and repairs. Topics like framing, wall installation, roofing, flooring, and wiring will be taught, along with sustainable construction practices.

YEAR 2: Remodeling & Additions Construction Capstone

Course Description

Building upon prior construction knowledge, the second course focuses on renovating and expanding existing homes. You’ll use math and technical drawings to plan and prepare sites. Practicing carpentry skills is key for house remodeling and additions. This involves correct material placement, following plumbing and electrical standards, and understanding blueprints. The course addresses reading blueprints, project initiation, tool usage, scheduling, estimating, progress tracking, and teamwork.

Outcomes

For More Information

Contact:

Jairo Salazar, Construction Technology Teacher
jaisalazar@dusd.net

Learn More: CTE Pathways at Warren

Each CTE Pathway is industry-focused and usually consists of 2-3 courses. The last course in the pathway is the capstone. When students complete a course they may receive college credit or receive an industry certificate. Click on each industry below to see details about the courses and outcomes.

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