• Architecture & Construction Career Cluster


    Instructor: Anthony Rogers

    CIP Code: 46.0201


    Learn more about the Pennsylvania Builders Association Endorsed Program


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    This Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) endorsed and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) accredited instructional program, in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), prepares students in all phases of building construction including: site layout, footing and foundation construction, framing systems, exterior finishes, insulation, drywall, finish carpentry and cabinet installations, all with emphasis on residential home construction.  Students also learn the proper use of hand and power tools, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and construction safety. In addition, students receive Core Curriculum, Carpentry Levels 1 and 2 training through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) leading towards industry certification.  A full-scale student-built house is constructed as a project in which advanced level students bring all their skills together as a culminating activity.  Students will work in teams and under a variety of real occupational conditions.  Students completing this program will be prepared to begin entry-level employment in construction carpentry and related trade areas. Students will also have the technical skills to pursue an associate or baccalaureate degree in construction-related fields such as construction technology.




    NCCER Carpentry Level 1

    NCCER Carpentry Level 2

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety

    PBA Skills Certificate

    Residential Construction Academy National Registry 



    Bucks County Community College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

    Triangle Tech



    Ability to adhere to strict safety regulations

    Ability to work in teams

    Ability to work in various weather conditions

    Hand-eye coordination

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Physical stamina

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level



    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $50)

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety (approximately $15)

    Tool belt and selected tools (approximately $50)

    Residential Construction