Building trades offers a promising career for the individual who has an interest in or an aptitude for working with tools and construction materials. This class requires the development of basic principles and practice related to construction work. There are two areas of study in Building Trades. One is the learning of the skills of the job trades. The second area of study is the interpretation of drawings and layouts necessary to the trade. During the first year, students will gain experience in the skills of rough framing, roofing, siding, insulation, drywall, wood finishing, painting, eletrical wiring, and plumbing.
Students will learn: gas metal-arc welding, micro-wire pipe welding, shielded metal-arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, cutting and brazing, flux-colored wire welding, welding resistance, and spot welding. Students will also learn hot to use plasma cutting equipment, principles of manufacturing/production, blueprint reading, basic welding symbols, lenear measurement, math (as it relates to the welding field), and safety.