Construction Trades

CIP Code 46.9999

Instructor: Mr. Zernick

Program Overview

This program of study prepares individuals for a variety of trade areas, including carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, electrical. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. As part of a single job, they might frame walls and partitions, put in doors and windows, build stairs, install cabinets and molding, and complete many other tasks. Each carpentry task is somewhat different, but most involve the same basic steps. By working from blueprints or instructions from supervisors, carpenters first perform the layout, measuring, marking, and arranging materials, in accordance with local building codes. They cut and shape wood, plastic, fiberglass, or drywall using hand and power tools.  Bricklayers build and repair walls, floors, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures with brick, precast masonry panels, concrete block, and other masonry materials.  Plumbers install and repair water pipes, waste disposals, drainage, and gas systems in homes, commercial and industrial buildings. Plumbers also install plumbing fixtures in bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets, and appliances such as dishwashers, water filtration systems and water heaters.  Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians install, maintain, and repair systems that control the temperature, humidity, and the total air quality in residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings.  Electricians specializing in construction primarily install and maintain electrical and power systems in homes and businesses. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows.  

Post Secondary Education

PA College of Technology

Triangle Tech

Williamson School

Career Opportunities

Carpenter

Sider

Form builder

Roofer

Building Contractor

Insulation Installer

Cabinet Maker

Dry Wall Installer

Mill Worker

Carpenter's Helper

Industrial Certifications

PA Skills Certificate

NCCER Credentials

Residential Construction Academy (RCA)

Advanced Credit