Construction Trades

Last Updated: 9/2/2020 3:01 PM

Program Description

Welcome to the Building and Property Trades Program. The student experience at Tri-County Career Center is a unique combination of textbook learning and real world hands-on experiences. We apply Science, Math and Communication Skills to career opportunities. Our approach to learning challenges students to obtain their very best potential. Due to increasing employment opportunities for skilled trades craftsmen, carpentry continues to be a popular career choice. The Carpentry program is designed to assist students in developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills required of carpenters engaged in residential and industrial construction. First-year students develop skills in safety, tool use, material selection and construction techniques. These students demonstrate their skills in lab through competency tests and hands-on construction of a variety of projects. Second-year students apply their knowledge and skills by building a house that meets all required standards and codes. Each house is custom built to customer specifications. Upon successful completion of this program, students will have many employment opportunities.

Areas of Study

  • Safety and proper use of tools
  • Blueprint reading layout and framing assembly
  • Roofing techniques and materials
  • Stair construction footers and foundations
  • Exterior finish and trim
  • Interior finishing
  • Insulation requirements and application
  • Framing

Certification Opportunities

  • First Aid & CPR Training 
  • OSHA - 10 Hour Card
  • Career Connections Curriculum - 12 points towards graduation 

Further Educational Opportunities

  • Technical Training and Specialized Certifications
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Associate's Dgree in Construction Management
  • Four-Year Degree in Construction Supervision
  • Articulation Agreement with Hocking College

Leadership Opportunities

  • SkillsUSA (Vocational and Industrial Clubs of America)
  • National Vocational Technical Honor Society
  • Professional organization membership

Senior Instructor: Tom Harden

tharden@tricountyhightech.com
740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508

Junior Instructor: Tim Bail

tbail@tricountyhightech.com 
740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508

Fees and Recommended Tools

Required program fees may include safety glasses, tool rental, workbook, technology fees and dues for our professional organization.  We provide parents the following options for obtaining recommended training tools which will also be needed as the student enters the job market:

       1.  Purchase tools from Lowes or another local retail store

       2.  Gather up tools from around your home and bring to school   

Construction Trades Toolkit List (Junior)

Construction Trades Toolkit List (Senior) 

Please review all of your options and decide what is best for you. 

Click here for the full list of program fees. For more information, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 740-753-3511.

2020 Construction House