Construction Trades I & II

Construction Trades I includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with the formation, installation, maintenance, and repair of building, homes, and other structures. A history of building construction to present-day applications emphasizing future trends and construction as a career. Provides instruction and practice in the use of working drawings and applications from the print to the work. Includes relationship of views and details, interpretation of dimension, transposing scale, tolerance, electrical symbols, sections, materials list, architectural plans, geometric construction, three dimensional drawing techniques, and sketching will be presented as well as elementary aspects of residential design and site work. Areas of emphasis will include print reading and drawing, room schedules and plot plans. Examines the design and construction of floor and wall systems and student develops the skill needed for layout and construction of floor and wall systems from blueprints and professional planning documents. Instruction will be given in the following areas, administrative requirements, definitions, building planning, foundations, wall coverings, roof and ceiling construction, and roof assemblies. Students will develop an understanding and interpretation of the Indiana Residential Code for one and two-family dwellings and safety practices including Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Safety & Health Standards for the construction industry. 

  • DOE Code: 5580
  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 10-12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Construction
  • Credits: 3 credits per semester, maximum of 2 semesters, maximum of 6 credits
  • A 2 credit per semester option is also available for the AM
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
  • This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit: Ivy Tech: CONT 101-Introduction to Construction; 3 cr and BCOT 113-Interior Trim; 3 cr
  • Additional cost: tools, warm clothes - cost will vary depending on what items student already has 

Construction Trades II includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with the formation, installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, homes, and other structures including recent trends in residential construction industry.  Information is presented concerning materials, occupations, and professional organizations within the industry.  Develops basic knowledge, skills, and awareness of interior trim.  Provides training in installation of drywall, moldings, interior doors, kitchen cabinets, and baseboard moldings.  Develop skills in the finishing of the exterior of a building.  The student obtains skills in the installation of the cornice, windows, doors and various types of sidings used in today’s market place. Studies the design and construction of roof systems. Use of the framing square for traditional rafter and truss roofing. 

  • DOE Code: 5580
  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 11-12
  • Prerequisites: Construction Technology I
  • Credits: 3 credits per semesters, maximum of 2 semesters, maximum of 6 credits
  • A 2 credit per semester option is also available for the AM
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas 
  • Additional cost: tools, warm clothes - cost will vary depending on what items student already has 

 

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