Building Trades


Prerequisite: Grades 11-12 

The Building Trades program prepares a student for employment in the construction industry. There is currently a serious shortage of construction workers and a major goal of this program is to fill that gap by preparing our students with the skills necessary for employment immediately upon graduation.  Many of our Juniors take summer jobs and our seniors are ready for either immediate employment or continuing education in the Building Trades. This class prepares the student with entry-level skills needed for employment through the actual renovation of a house in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley.  The specific areas of study include: site preparation, demolition, framing, door & window installation, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, drywall, masonry, finish carpentry, painting, construction techniques, and management and employability skills. A solid foundation in math skills is desirable, geometry is helpful. Articulation is available with Washtenaw Community College.

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If you have questions please e-mail: Jeff Rittenhouse