The Construction and Carpentry pathway is one of ten pathways in the Architecture and Construction Cluster.
Construction is one of the nation’s largest industries with over 7 million wage and salary jobs and 1.9 million self-employed workers. Construction includes the building of new structures as well as additions and modifications to existing ones. The construction industry also includes maintenance, repair and improvements on these structures.
First course: Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety Second course: Introduction to Construction Third year: Carpentry I
Construction and Carpentry students will learn the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and provide them with a solid foundation in carpentry skills and knowledge. The pathway introduces students to four construction craft areas and allows them to gain Level One Industry Certification in one of the craft areas. Students will learn the history and traditions of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical craft trades and the care and safe use of hand and power tools as they relate to each trade.
Students in the Construction pathway are able to join and compete with SkillsUSA. Throughout the course of the year, students may attend the Champion's Rally, Fall Leadership Conference, Elevate Conference, Regional Competitions, and the State Leadership and Skills Conference.
Students are also eligible to apply for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is the premier honor society for Career and Technical Education students, drawing on their experiences in the CTAE classroom.