Build your future in the ever growing field of construction. Civil engineering, construction management, site coordination, material handling and independent contracting are just a few of the career opportunities available to those with carpentry skills. In Butler Tech Construction Technology, students will hands on experience by building and framing complete structures right in the classroom.
You will cover material science and the applications of traditional and emerging construction materials. Some of the topics covered are basic safety, construction math, introduction to hand and power tools, introduction to blueprints, basic rigging, floor systems, wall systems, roof framing, windows and doors.
You will progress to advanced skills such as reading site plans and elevations, concrete and reinforcing materials, foundations and flatwork, concrete forms, manufactured forms, framing with metal studs, drywall installation and finishing, cabinet installation and interior door installation.
Students may enter directly into the career field or continue their education.Students who continue on to college will do so already possessing two years’ experience, and possible NCCER certification, putting them ahead of their peers. Students who complete the two year program may also enter an apprenticeship program with two years of service time.
College Tech Prep
Butler Tech Construction Technology is a College Tech Prep program. It combines college-like instruction with hands-on activities to prepare students for the technical occupations of the future and to provide a pathway to an associate degree or beyond.
College Tech Prep programs provide advanced skills in math, science, communication and technologies. The College Tech Prep program combines academic and job skills at all educational levels. Courses are designed by local business, industry and labor representatives, in addition to high school teachers and college faculty.
Students have the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification, a state recognized industry credential for graduation.
Butler Tech Construction is a full time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will apply during sophomore year.
SkillsUSA Fee: $25
Tools (approximate): $100
After graduation from the full program, students can pursue a career as a(n):
- Business owner
- Carpenter’s apprentice
- Finish carpenter
- Laborer in construction trades
- Lumber sales and handling
- Maintenance worker (large complex)
- Rough carpenter
Other related occupations include: Drywall, siding, gutters, roofing, and painting.
With additional education and/or work experience, students can go on to careers as a(n):
- Building contractor
- Career-technical instructor
- Insurance adjustor for a claims department
- Manager of a home improvement company
- Program Manager.