St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Building Futures - Creating Meaningful Lives

Building Trades

Building Trades Building Trades
Build a home while still in school? As a student enrolled in the Building Trades program, you can do just that!

Students will gain an understanding of the basic theories of carpentry using the tools and equipment of the trade. Students learn basic skills in residential construction, as they gain experience in drywall installation, rough framing, roofing, siding, installing mill work, casings and cabinets. Students learn how to properly and safely use and maintain trade tools, receive instruction in building codes and blueprint reading. Students will work on small projects and build a home during each of their two years of study.

Academic Credit

Please check with your school or Career and Technical Education Guidance Counselor on additional academic credits available within this Career and Technical Education course.
Career Opportunities Building Trades
  • Building Maintenance Worker
  • Roofer
  • Sheetrock Installer
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Contractor/Estimator
  • Concrete Worker
  • Construction Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Framer
  • Home Renovator
  • And Many More

Units of Study
Hand and Power Tools - Site preparation - Building Layout - Blueprint Interpretation - Basic Residential Framing - Identification and Placement of Building Components - Interior and Exterior Finish - Energy Conservation - Compliance with Building Codes

Articulation Agreements and Dual Enrollment

The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, partnering with post-secondary education institutions, has agreements that provide students with possible college credits and/or incentives if they choose to pursue post-secondary education and training.

Articulated Credit  

Dual Enrollment
None available at this time

No student shall, on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age or weight, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to unlawful discrimination under any career and technical education program or activity.


1000 Park Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 393-4570
(315) 393-4724 fax
Instructor: Jeffrey Swift

7225 State Highway 56
Norwood, NY 13668
(315) 353-2293
(315) 353-7334 Main Office Fax
(315) 353-6990 Guidance Office Fax
Instructor: Glen Perry
3606 State Highway 58
Gouverneur, New York 13642
(315) 287-3590
(315) 287-2720 fax
Instructor: Robert Hathaway