CONSTRUCTION TRADES (Taught at Dakota)
Construction Trades is a one or two-year program providing basic and advanced instruction in all areas of residential construction. The majority of training is hands on in the Dakota High School Construction Lab. The instructional objective is to provide the students with core competencies in residential construction, preparing them for entry into post-secondary construction management, Carpentry Apprenticeship Programs, and entry-level work in construction trades. A second (production) objective is to complete a single-family pre-manufactured (modular) home, which is utilized by Habitat for Humanity upon completion. To develop leadership skills, students will also be involved in several student organizations, such as SkillsUSA, MITES and BIA Student Chapter. The program of study in Construction Trades is part of the National Career Cluster called, Architecture and Construction. To learn more about this, or any of the 16 National Career Clusters, visit www.careertech.org/career-clusters.
9121/9122 CONSTRUCTION TRADES 1A/1B (2 hr) *Gr 9-12 1.0/1.0 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
Class meets for one to two hours daily in the Construction Lab at Dakota High School. Students will gain proficiency in correct, safe usage of hand, stationary and portable power tools commonly associated with residential construction. Students will also learn correct construction terms; basic construction concepts; materials usage, estimating and measurement. They will be instructed in the fundamentals of residential construction systems such as foundations, framing, window/door installation, roofing, siding, masonry, plumbing, and electrical wiring. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math related credit requirement.
9125/9126 CONSTRUCTION TRADES 2A/2B (2 hr) * Gr 10-12 1.0/1.0 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Construction Trades 1A/1B with 2.0 or higher and teacher/andministrative recommendation.
Class meets for two hours daily at the Dakota High School Construction Lab. Students will apply and further develop skills learned in Construction Trades 1 through extensive hands-on experience as they work to complete a modular home. Students will work in a production environment in which they will learn the importance of effective teamwork to meet production schedules, to stay within project budget and to deliver a product, which meets specific quality objectives. Students will be required to work as a volunteer with any Habitat for Humanity chapter for a minimum of 6 hours. Personal management skills necessary for success in the construction trades will be stressed. Additional topics taught in the Construction Trades class include Site Preparation, Employability Skills, Green Technology Construction Techniques, exposure to Heavy Equipment/Civil Construction Techniques, and Construction Business Management. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
9344/9345 CONSTRUCTION TRADES 3A/3B BC (2 hr) * Gr 12 1.0/1.0 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Construction Trades 2A/2B BC with 2.0 or higher and teacher/administrative recommendation.
This course will provide additional hands-on experience in the field of Construction based on skills learned in Construction 2. Students will be expected to be a leader on the job, and to be assigned Project Manager duties with descriptions from the instructor including: material list break down, cost break down of list, labor estimating, contractor scheduling, BIA membership, MITES completion involvement and Michigan Building Code. Students will work in a production environment to learn the importance of effective teamwork to meet production schedules, stay within project budget and deliver a modular home, which meets specific quality objectives. Students are required to work as a volunteer with a Habitat for Humanity chapter for a minimum of 6 hours. Employability skills necessary for success in the Construction Trades will be stressed. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
9035/9036 CONSTRUCTION TRADES INTERNSHIP 1/2 (2 hr) 9037/9038 CONSTRUCTION TRADES INTERNSHIP 1A/1B (1 hr) Gr 12 1.0/1.0 (2 hr) or 0.5/0.5 (1 hr) credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Construction Trades 1A/1B or teacher recommendation and concurrently enrolled in Construction Trades 2A/2B.
This course provides the opportunity for senior-level students to improve their construction skills and employability through a paid “on-the-job” work experience in the construction career area. An Individual Educational Training Plan and Training Agreement are developed for each student-trainee detailing his/her specific learning activities. This course may be taken for one or two hours. Student wages are equivalent to those earned by other trainees in that particular occupation. Note: A student who chooses the Internship course for either one or two hours is expected to meet 200 hours of work per semester.
World Language Credit: Students may replace one credit of World Language with one credit of CTE when CTE is taken as a second (or additional) VPAA credit.
Note: These CTE courses may fulfill the one credit of Visual, Performing, Applied Arts (VPAA) graduation requirement. (Two .5 or one 1.00 CTE courses are required for the successful completion to meet this requirement.)
* Articulation Agreement: Students that successfully complete two years of Construction Trades may be eligible for tuition-free (articulated) college credits at Macomb Community College, Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College or Northern Michigan University.
For more information, visit the following website: http://chippewavalleyschools.org/downloads/careerarticulation/articulation_information_website_9.3.2015.pdf
Please be advised: Students who select CTE courses that require travel with our shuttle service, should opt for a 2-hr block course, if possible, as doing so minimizes the impact of lost instructional time due to traveling.
Located at Dakota High School
(Available to CVHS students)
Teacher: Mr. S. Hager