This is a comprehensive construction experience where students, under the supervision of experienced, licensed contractors, help construct an entire house while participating in all phases of home construction or participate in a variety of commercial construction projects. Students may specialize in residential carpentry, commercial carpentry, electrical, or plumbing, with the ability to participate in all of these trades. This is an excellent experience for those interested in construction related careers, including construction management, or for those who want building and remodeling experience. Apprenticeship programs are available. Transportation is provided to the construction site.
Electrical Trades CE ** Concurrent Enrollment College Course Year (2 period block) 10–12 grades
This is a comprehensive electrical experience where students are under the supervision of an experienced and licensed electrical contractor. Students will be engaged in the wiring of a home, which includes: the rough and finish wiring, electrical service, and all phone and data. Students will also experience many commercial projects around the district where they will learn conduit bending and the differences between residential and commercial wiring. In addition to hands-on projects, students will also learn the National Electrical Code and Electrical Theory. This class provides great experience for those interested in electricity and those who may want to be part of basic electrical installations and remodeling. Apprenticeship programs are available. This course may be taken for SLCC concurrent enrollment credit ELI 1110, 5.0 credits, for qualified 11th and 12th grade students.
Home Building (Residential Carpentry) CE ** Concurrent Enrollment College Course Year (2 period block) 11–12 grades
This is both an introductory and second year class that is designed to provide the student with a solid base of understanding and experience in the carpentry trade. Students will be exposed to this trade by constructing a residential home off site (bussing provided). This course will involve students with hands-on and learning activities in the building process from digging the foundation to shingling the roof. Other opportunities include: plan reading, concrete work, all phases of framing, insulation, drywall, electrical, plumbing, hanging doors & windows, interior doors and trim work, exterior finishes, painting. Construction Management is addressed and the class is also offered as a Salt Lake Community Concurrent class for sophomores, juniors & seniors. This class is fun and will provide valuable training and experience that can be used in a career or for personal remodeling or construction projects. This course may be taken for SLCC concurrent enrollment credit CMGT1320, 4.0 credits and CMGT 1330, 4.0 credits, CMGT 1410, 2.0 credits for qualified 11th and 12th grade students.
Plumbing CE ** Concurrent Enrollment College Course Year (2 period block) 10–12 grades
This is a comprehensive construction experience where students, under the supervision of an experienced licensed contractor, participate in a variety of commercial construction projects. Students may specialize in plumbing with the opportunity to participate in all trades. This is an excellent experience for those interested in construction-related careers, including construction management, or for those who want building and remodeling experience. Apprenticeship programs are available. This course may be taken for SLCC concurrent enrollment credit PLI 1110, 5.0 credits for qualified 11th and 12th grade students.
Construction Trades Foundation Semester (2 period block) 9-12 grades
Construction Trades Foundation is designed to introduce students to the basic skills needed for an entry-level position in the construction field. Students will be exposed to basic safety, which complies with OSHA-10 training. Students will work with construction math. They will be adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and explain their application to the construction trades. Students will learn about the safe use of hand and power tools used in the industry and will be familiarized with reading, interpreting, and applying construction drawings. Students will be taught about basic rigging. They will also be introduced to material handling and recognizing hazards associated with the construction industry. The communication skills needed for job interviews and working with co-workers and supervisors will be emphasized. This class will be a great experience for those interested in the construction industry.
Construction Technology Semester (2 period block) 9-12 grades
Construction Technology provides students with the opportunity to explore many areas of the construction industry. Licensed contractors teach this class, and students will be able to work through learning modules at their own pace and in several areas. Students will be exposed to site lay out and distance measurements; concrete and masonry; floor systems; wall, ceiling, and roof framing; and roofing applications. They will be taught basic stair layout and exterior finish and will learn about electrical safety and residential electrical installation. Students will also be introduced to drain, waste and vent systems using plastic and copper pipe and fittings for residential construction. This is an excellent class for those who want to learn about the construction industry.