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Program Description

The program prepares students for entry-level careers in the construction industry. Students will use the National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) curriculum. They will also use heavy equipment simulators to learn how to operate machinery.

Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences. The CTE Department may structure the field experience. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Shop Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Power Tools
  • Heavy Equipment Simulation
  • Framing & Wall Construction
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Residential Construction

Business and Industry Partners

Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation · Associated Builder and Contractors of Greater Houston · Marek Brothers Systems, Inc · Wisenbaker Construction

Program of Study

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Construction Construction Technology I Construction Technology II Practicum in Construction Technology

Industry Certifications

  • NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Core
  • NCCER Carpentry Level 1

Possible Career Pathways

  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Architect
  • Construction Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Journeyman Carpenter
  • Master Carpenter
  • Scaffold Builder
  • Heavy Equipment Operator

Starting Salary

$35,000 - $45,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Website: bls.gov/ooh

College Partners

  • San Jacinto College
  • Lone Star College
  • Prairie View A&M University