Construction Trades

Construction Trades

Site: Willoughby
COLLEGE CREDITS - Tech Prep/CT2
Two year program: grades 11-12

The Construction Trades program prepares students with the fundamentals needed to work in the building, remodeling, maintenance or repair of public or private buildings and homes. A good portion of the curriculum is hands-on. Sessions are coupled with theory and lab demonstrations, with an emphasis on safety, both on the job and in the classroom.

Instructor: Mr. Rick Zivny
 
 
  • Education: Kent State Teacher Training program/Career Technical Education.
  • Work Experience: Excel TECC-Construction Trades program teacher (22 yrs); NCCER Certification-Master Craft Instructor; Owner/Operator-construction business (16 yrs).
  • Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, spending time with family, NFL fan, playing horseshoes.

Additional Information

Credits: 3 credits each year (2 Courses/yr-1.5 credits each)
 
PROGRAM CONTENT
The student will learn:
  • Masonry
  • Painting/Wall- papering
  • Carpentry
  • Roofing
  • Flooring (covering)
  • Siding
  • Windows/Doors
  • Plumbing
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Safety
  • Electrical
  • Estimating
  • Drywall
  • Small Business
  • Building & Property Maintenance
COURSES:
         •   Construction Technology-Core & Sustainable
         •   Carpentry & Masonry Technical Skills
         •   Structural Systems & Finishes
         •   Structural Systems
 
POST SECONDARY ARTICULATION
         •   Lakeland Community College: up to 9 credits
         •   Cuyahoga Community College: up to 6 credits
         •   Kent State University: up to 6 credits
         •   CT2: up to 3 sem hrs/all OH public colleges

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Apprenticeship (Construction Trades)
  • Building Inspector
  • Carpentry/Woodworker
  • Masonry/Stone Cutter
  • Deck Contracting
  • Decorating
  • Repair/Labor Work/Maintenance
  • Architect
  • Cabinetry
  • Plumber/Electrician 
  • With post-secondary education: Construction Management, Electrical Engineer, Civil Engineer
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