Construction Technology

Students in Construction Technology

Course Description

This course explores the expanding array of careers within the construction industry. Students will be exposed to the construction industry through job site tours, hands-on experience, and classroom activities. Math and science application will be established through the academic integration of job site technical skills and classroom theory.

More specifically, students will learn and practice job site safety; read and interpret text and drawings in order to construct projects; learn to operate and maintain tools, both hand and power; and learn the components of building systems and how they function.

More advanced students will have the opportunity to explore and specialize in specific areas of the industry including electrical, plumbing, roofing, framing, drywall, tile setting, etc.

What does Construction Technology offer?

  • Construction Technology at CEC offers the student the chance to become proficient at safely using a variety of hand tools as well as power tools employed throughout the industry.
  • Students get a taste of how it is to work in a construction setting with other workers solving actual construction problems.

Benefits of the Construction Technology class at CEC

  • The successful completer of the program will have completed a pre-apprenticeship in the class and be prepared to enter into their first year of adult apprenticeship.
  • Knowledge of the trades is a good foundation for anyone aspiring to become an engineer, architect, construction manager, or contractor.
  • With the knowledge and skills gained in the class, you can work on your own house or building projects.

Possible career choices in Construction Technology

Any of the Building Trades, such as:

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Roofer
  • Building Manager
  • Owner’s Representative
  • Construction Manager
  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Independent Contractor/Subcontractor
  • Estimator
  • Pre-Construction and Design

Course Credits

Credits Per Semester: 1.5 units

Course Certifications Available

Certification through the Home Builders Institute

Currently attending a different school?

Talk to your school counselor about attending CEC part-time for career classes.

Construction Technology Faculty
Name Title Department Email
Susan Martin Teacher Construction Technology susan_martin@dpsk12.org