Construction Trades I & II

Construction Trades I includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with the formation, installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, homes, and other structures. The course includes a history of building construction to present-day applications emphasizing future trends and construction as a career. The course also provides instruction and practice in the use of working drawings and applications from the print to the work.

The 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. Students will examine the design and construction of floor and wall systems and will develop the skills 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 owns 

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.  Students will develop basic knowledge, skills, and awareness of interior trim. 

The course provides training in installation of drywall, moldings, interior doors, kitchen cabinets, and baseboard moldings.  Students will develop skills in the finishing of the exterior of a building as well as in the installation of the cornice, windows, doors and various types of sidings used in today’s marketplace. Studies will include the design and construction of roof systems and 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 owns

 

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