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    Architecture & Construction Career Cluster

    BUILDING TRADES OCCUPATIONS

    Instructor: Michael Sykes

    CIP Code: 46.0401
     
     
      

     This nationally recognized Residential Construction Academy (RCA) accredited instructional program, in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Institute (HBI), prepares students for career paths and employment opportunities in the construction industry through technical knowledge and skills in the building, repair, and general maintenance of residential building and other structures. The program provides instruction in a number of the construction trades including: structural carpentry, finish carpentry, millwork, plumbing, electricity, masonry, concrete, tile setting, installing hardware, heating, ventilation, waterproofing, roofing, siding, drywall, painting, regular tool and machine maintenance, environmental control systems, and record keeping. Students learn to use hand and power tools, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and construction safety. Graduates of this program are prepared for employment in the construction fields or may pursue specialized training through an apprenticeship and/or post-secondary education.

     

     

    AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    American Ladder Institute Safety Training

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety

    PBA Skills Certificate

    Residential Construction Academy National Registry 
     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

     

    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Ability to adhere to strict safety regulations

    Ability to work in teams

    Ability to work in various weather conditions

    Easily adapts to multiple skill set disciplines

    Hand-eye coordination

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Physical stamina

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level

     

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $75)

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety (approximately $25)

    Tool belt and selected tools (approximately $150)

     
     
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