Building Construction

Instructor: Mr. Frank

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Building Construction students will gain experiences in all phases of residential and commercial construction. The composition of the program is approximately 15% theory and 85% performance. Your work will be rated on how you performed the work: Did you work safely? Did you use proper tools? Did you work efficiently? Did you work accurately? Did you work in sequential order? The finished product is also evaluated. Is it the correct length, height, and width? Are the cuts square? Is it level? Is the work neat in appearance?

After successful completion of the safety test, the student will begin the fundamental competencies of using hand tools and portable electric tools.

Interests   Skills

If you have the following interests, then this program may be for you:

  1. work indoors and outdoors
  2. working as a member of a team
  3. work with your hands
  4. solving problems that involve structures or buildings
  5. variety in the work you do
  6. take pride in seeing a completed job done well
  7. learning about and working with machinery
  8. planning and creating new buildings
  9. doing things that require a lot of physical activity
  10. work long and hard without getting tired

If you have the following skills, then this program may be for you:

  1. read and follow instructions and understand detailed diagrams
  2. compute basic math problems: measuring, fractions, etc.
  3. lift up to 50 pounds
  4. maintain good balance while walking
  5. stand, stoop, bend, crouch, and reach while working
  6. work with your hands in placing and turning motions
  7. move your hands easily and skillfully
  8. coordinate your eyes and hands or fingers rapidly and accurately
  9. extend your hands and arms in any direction
  10. withstand fumes, odors, and dust
  11. work carefully and safely
  12. climb ladders, scaffolding and other high structures
Industry Certification   Uniform Requirements
Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Work Coveralls
  • Leather Work Shoes
  • Safety glasses (provided)
Career Potential Upon Completion of the Program   Career Potential with further Education and Training
  • Brick Layer
  • Construction Worker
  • Building Maintenance
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Siding Mechanic
  • Electrician Helper
  • Mason/Mason Tender
  • Dry Waller
  • Painter/Decorator
  • Materials/Sales
  • Plumber
  • Roofer
  • Tile Setter
  • Architect
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Technology Manager
Career Technical Student Orgranization   Post-secondary Options
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Nondiscrimination Policy The Greene County Career & Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or ages in its programs or activities. Career and Technical Education program offerings include: Automotive Collision and Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Building and Construction Occupations, Computer Networking Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Occupations, Emergency and Protective Services, Health Assistant, Precision Machining, Welding and Licensed Practical Nursing (adults only). Admission to the programs depends upon availability and class size and sending school districts criteria. Inquires may be directed to the Greene County Career and Technology’s Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA or call 724-627-3106.