Construction Trades

  • This course will introduce students to the basic construction fields: construction electricity, masonry, plumbing and carpentry. Students will be trained as building maintenance workers, and required to operate hand and power tools and other specialized equipment. Students will obtain an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour work card needed to work on major construction sites. Students must be able to work accurately with measuring tapes, and have solid math skills in fractions, multiplication, division and percents. They must also be able to read and follow instructions in operational procedures and on safety warning labels.

    Students will be introduced to Solar Energy, Wind Generations and Green Construction.

  • Construction Trainees Will Learn a Variety of Skills, including:

    • General carpentry
    • Remodeling (wood and metal framing)
    • Gypsum, wall board installation and finish
    • Bathroom tile laying
    • Replace electrical devices

    Students Will Learn the Basics of:

    • Plumbing maintenance and repair, such as working with pipes and fittings
    • Carpentry, including repair, framing, installation and concrete form construction
    • Masonry, mixing and placing concrete, finishing
    • Electricity, introduction to basic wiring
    • Performing critical thinking as skilled labor
    • Set up and use of a laser or optical builders levels

    Career Opportunities
    Building maintainers must have a broad base of skills and knowledge about the upkeep of buildings, including metal work and electrical equipment. They must also be fully knowledgeable about the federal and state OSHA concerns.

    Students completing this course are eligible to seek employment as entry-level building maintainers, or continue their studies in one of the basic construction fields, including construction electricity, carpentry, plumbing and welding. Typical job titles in construction trades include Building Maintainer, Plumber’s Assistant, Electrician’s Helper and Carpenter’s Assistant. Trade unions recognize hours earned toward NYS Department of Labor apprenticeship programs.

  • Construction Trades

    College Agreements
    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    • SUNY Alfred State College, NY

    Work Experience Opportunities

    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Nassau County Department of Parks and Recreation
    • Nassau County Department of Public Works
    • Nassau/Suffolk Building Trades Association

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 1 year only
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong math skills
    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 1-year course may receive up to 4 CTE credits OR distributed credits:
    1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management
    0.5 credit   English
    0.5 credit   Math
    0.5 credit   Science

    Teacher: Mr. Peter Haarmann

Barry Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

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