Construction Class Information
Length of Course
Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)
Main Areas of Focus
State of Michigan Curriculum Segments
Safety, Health, and Environmental
Employability Skills and Technology Skills
Construction Tools and Equipment
Building Construction Design (Blueprint, etc.)
Site Preparation and Infrastructure
Common Construction Practices (Concepts, Flooring, Foundation, etc.)
Residential Construction Techniques (Carpentry)
Green Technology Construction Techniques
Heavy Equipment/Civil Construction Techniques
Construction Business Management
Unique to Construction
Work in the trades is physical and frequently occurs under adverse weather conditions. Students have the opportunity to work on the Tech Center project house...usually a large, contemporary home built within close driving distance to the Tech Center. One house is completed over a two-year period.
High School Credit
Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.
Construction students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in SkillsUSA.