Construction Trades Skills

  • Two students use a miter saw to cut a 2x4 for their project.

  • This course supports
    New York State
    Students in this course will develop the skills they need to begin a career in construction. Students will receive individualized instruction in maintenance work with an emphasis on repair-oriented projects, and participate in active learning in a variety of building maintenance areas.
    Construction Trainees Will Learn Skills, including:
    • General carpentry
    • Basic plumbing & wiring 
    Students Will Learn to:
    • Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards
    • Shovel stone aggregate under the direction of a supervisor
    • Measure, mark and align structural elements
    • Load or unload building materials and distribute them at appropriate locations on a building site
    • Erect or dismantle scaffolding, bracing, traffic barricades, ramps or other temporary structures
    • Position or dismantle forms for pouring concrete, using saws, hammers, nails or bolts
  • Career Opportunities

    Long Island is home to numerous corporations and major shopping centers that require maintenance people to service their facilities. Graduates may choose to continue training for an additional year in one of the basic construction fields. Typical job titles in construction trades include Custodial and Construction Helper.

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  • Construction Trade Skills

    Work Experience Opportunities

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

    • Nassau County Department of Parks and Recreation
    • Nassau County Department of Public Works


  • Course available: Grades 10, 11 or 12
    Course length: 1 or 2 years
    Placement: Skills 
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Earning high school credits: Students completing  this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits:*

    1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management

    * Students completing 1 year of this 2-year course may receive up to 4 CTE credits OR distributed credits.

    This course supports New York State
    CDOS diploma requirements

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