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Building Trades

Building Trades and Construction Design Technology
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The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the building
construction industry. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with
challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for
further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster; provides technical
skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic
knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability
skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Architecture and
Construction career cluster.


The content includes but is not limited to applying construction techniques; reading plans and
specifications; and developing trade skills in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing, and air
conditioning.

The following CAPE Industry certifications are available in this program:

Building Trades and Construction Design Technology
NCCER Construction Technology (secondary) (NCCER008)
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