• Building Trades

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    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.