BUILDING TRADES TECHNOLOGY I (7130, 7123, 7122 see below)

6 Cr / All Year / 3 Periods / Grades 11-12

  • Students signing up for this CTE course will be enrolled in the following courses that will run throughout the year: 7130, 7123, 7122
  • CTE application required
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Preparing for College & Careers, Construction I & II
  • Location: Wawasee or Fairfield, transportation may be provided 
  • Students may earn certification from the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
  • Students may receive up to 15 dual credits from IVY Tech Community College 
    • Principles – BCTI 100 Intro to Construction Technology (3)
    • Concentrator A – BCTI 101 Intro to Carpentry Part 1 (3), BCTI 102 Intro to Carpentry Part 2 (3)
    • Concentrator B – BCTI 103 Carpentry Framing and Finishing Part 1 (3), BCTI 104 Carpentry Framing and Finishing Part 2 (3) 

7130 Principles of Construction Trades (2 credits)

  • Aligning Principles Dual Credit Course: BCTI 100 Intro to Construction Technology

Principles of Construction Trades prepares students with the basic skills needed to continue in a construction trade field. Topics will include an introduction to the types and uses for common hand and power tools, learn the types and basic terminology associated with construction drawings, and basic safety. Additionally, students will study the roles of individuals and companies within the construction industry and reinforce mathematical and communication skills necessary to be successful in the construction field.

7123 Construction Trades: General Carpentry (2 credits)

  • Aligning Concentrator A Dual Credit Courses: BCTI 101 Intro to Carpentry Part 1, BCTI 102 Intro to Carpentry Part 2 

Construction Trades: General Carpentry builds upon the skills learned in the Principles of Construction Trades and examines the basics of framing. This includes studying the procedures for laying out and constructing floor systems, wall systems, ceiling joist and roof framing, and basic stair layout. Additionally, students will be introduced to building envelope systems.

7122 Construction Trades: Framing and Finishing (2 credits)

  • Aligning Concentrator B Dual Credit Courses: BCTI 103 Carpentry Framing and Finishing Part 1, BCTI 104 BCTI 104 Carpentry Framing and Finishing Part 2 

Construction Trades: Framing and Finishing prepares students with advanced framing skills along with interior and exterior finishing techniques. Topics include roofing applications, thermal and moisture protection, exterior finishing, cold-formed steel framing, drywall installation and finishing, doors and door hardware, suspended ceilings, window, door, floor, and ceiling trim, and cabinet installation.

BUILDING TRADES TECHNOLOGY II (7242 CSTR TR CAP)

6 Cr / All Year / 3 Periods / Grade 12

  • CTE application required
  • Required Prerequisite: Successful completion of Building Trades Technology I
  • Location: Wawasee or Fairfield, transportation may be provided 
  • Students may earn certification from the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
  • There are no dual credit opportunities for IVY Tech Community College for this class 

The Construction Trades Capstone course covers the basics of electricity and working with concrete. Electrical topics include the National Electric Code, electrical safety, electrical circuits, basic electrical construction drawings, and residential electrical services. Students may also gain an understanding of concrete properties, foundations, slab-on-grades, and vertical and horizontal formwork. The course prepares students for the NCCER Carpentry Forms Level 3 and Electrical Level 1 certificates.