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    Construction Technology

    Description

    FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:
    Construction Technology I P introduces students to residential and commercial construction.

    Students will learn basic construction skills through project work and applied mathematics. They will
    acquire these skills through real world problem solving, executing small to large construction projects. Soft skills development is integrated throughout the course and includes communication, work ethic, interpersonal and team skills, critical thinking and related employment skills.

    Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

    • Construction related math and measurement
    • Developing scaled drawings
    • Framing, drilling, pouring concrete, trusses, roofing
    • Following technical specifications and blueprint reading
    • Building material choices, functions, and, uses
    • Safety and proper use power tools

    Students are prepared to move into careers building and remodeling homes, apartment buildings, industrial buildings, warehouses, office buildings, churches, schools, and parks and recreation fields, as well as working on large-scale projects including the development of highways, stadiums, streets, bridges, airports.

    SECOND YEAR STUDENTS:
    Construction Technology II P expands students’ construction knowledge, experience, and workplace readiness by assuming the leadership roles of manager, instructor and mentor associated with the construction industry.

    Students will lead field operations and will be asked to “train” their crews with projects such as building a small home.

    Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

    • Further development of student work ethic
    • Organizational & leadership skills
    • Cost estimating
    • Cutting, fastening, and fitting various materials
    • Hand and power tools
    • Following technical specifications and blueprint reading

    Students are prepared to move into careers building and remodeling homes, apartment buildings, industrial buildings, warehouses, office buildings, churches, schools, and parks and recreation fields, as well as working on large-scale projects including the development of highways, stadiums, streets, bridges, airports.

     

    Credits

    • Students receive a total of 30 elective credits
    • SLZUSD students may receive a Math Credit (Must speak with school counselor)

    Articulations/Dual Enrollment

    • College Credit available with Diablo Valley College

    Other benefits

    • UC “g” Course Credit
    • Students have the opportunity to participate in the SkillsUSA Competition.

    Eligibility & Requirements

    • High school junior or senior
    • Students must be enrolled in one of the following districts: Castro Valley USD, Hayward USD, San Leandro USD, or San Lorenzo USD.

    Hours

    Costs

    No cost for high school students.

     

     

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