Construction Trades

Program Description

Construction Technology program students will learn how to safely operate hand and power tools for jobs in carpentry, masonry and construction management. Students will take the skills that are learned while creating in-shop modules and apply them to on-site construction of homes. They will learn the basic math skills needed to estimate material and cost lists of projects, and study the essentials of entrepreneurship. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in regional carpentry and masonry competitions. The practices learned in this program will prepare students for long term advancement in the construction industry and will benefit them in their personal life as well. Upon completion, students may choose to secure a job in commercial or residential construction or advance to a postsecondary school to pursue a degree in construction, project management or enter into an apprenticeship program in a trade school.



Related Professions

Construction Manager
Brick Mason
Building Inspector
Drywall Installer

Possible Certifications

Heavy Equipment Operators License
OSHA Certification
Two year program meets the 60 hours required for the Builders License Preperation Course


Oakland CC
Mott Community College
Ferris State University

2018-19 Accomplishments

Field Trips

• Consumers Energy
• Construction Career Days

Work-based Learning
• 2 students were placed in work based learning

Articulation Credits
• 1 student earned 6 credits 
• Northern Michigan University
• Construction Management 

Klein Tools National CTE Signing Day
• Selected to host a Klein Tools National Signing Event
o For students entering:
 Trade School, Military
 College
 Entering the workforce as an apprentice in their trade
o Collaborative effort with:
 Residential Electrical/Plumbing/HVAC
 Construction Trades
o State SkillsUSA Director, Tammy Brown, attended
o Aired and Posted on YouTube Live by students from Digital Media Arts
o Four students from the program signed “Letters of Intent”

• All Seniors completed MC3 training T
o The Certificate guarantees them a job interview with local unions

• Built end-tables, cutting boards, and a duck box that were auctioned off for Ducks Unlimited
• Added a steel frame building to our curriculum 
• Completed a 26'x56' House

SkillsUSA Competition
• Individual Carpentry
o 2nd in regionals
o 8th in the state
• Teamworks
o 3rd in regionals
o 6th in the state
• Students earned and are using $9,000 in scholarships from competing in Skills USA


Teacher: Gary Smith
Email: gsmith
(810) 664-1124 ext. 4134
Paraprofessional: Aaron Bennett
Email: [email protected]
(810) 664-1124 ext. 4134
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