Construction Trades: Residential Building

A Foundation to Build On!

Students will learn the basics of building a house from foundations to framing, electrical to plumbing, estimating to project management -- and more!  If you like working with your hands, you will love this class!  There is a wide variety of high demand jobs in the construction industry to meet your interests.


Lincoln Klinger
(269) 467-5429 (CTE Office)

Wally Wheeler
(269) 467-5429 (CTE Office)

Learn to:

  • Use power tools safely
  • Drywall and apply finishing techniques
  • Read blueprints
  • Install cabinetry
  • Frame, roof and side a house
  • Construct floors and stairs
  • Install finish trim
  • Do concrete and masonry work
  • Perform basic plumbing, heating and electrical work

Career Opportunities:

  • Carpenter
  • Concrete Worker
  • Independent Contractor
  • Painter
  • Interior Finisher
  • Construction Manager
  • Roofer
  • Tile Installer
  • and many, many more!

Student Organization:

  • SkillsUSA

Course Syllabus

  • To be provided

High School Credit Opportunities:

  • 3rd year Science (2nd year)
  • Final year Math
  • 2nd year World Languages
  • Online Learning Experience

College Credit Opportunities:

  • CONS 114 Intermediate Construction Practices (8)
  • CONS 115 Construction Math (2)
  • CONS 117 Print Reading for Construction Trades (2)
  • CONS 255 Internship (Possible)