Construction Trades

Program Description

Construction Technology program students will learn how to safely operate hand and power tools for jobs in carpentry, masonry and construction management. Students will take the skills that are learned while creating in-shop modules and apply them to on-site construction of homes. They will learn the basic math skills needed to estimate material and cost lists of projects, and study the essentials of entrepreneurship. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in regional carpentry and masonry competitions. The practices learned in this program will prepare students for long term advancement in the construction industry and will benefit them in their personal life as well. Upon completion, students may choose to secure a job in commercial or residential construction or advance to a postsecondary school to pursue a degree in construction, project management or enter into an apprenticeship program in a trade school.



Related Professions

Construction Manager
Brick Mason
Building Inspector
Drywall Installer

Possible Certifications

Heavy Equipment Operators License
OSHA Certification
Two year program meets the 60 hours required for the Builders License Preperation Course


Oakland CC
Mott Community College
Ferris State University

Past Events

2015-16 Accomplishments:

Construction Trades 2015-16 Accomplishments

  • Built and sold a house in partnership with two other programs 
  • SkillsUSA
    • Regionals
      • Isaac Kerr- Carpentry – 2nd Place
    • State
      • Isaac Kerr – Carpentry – 2nd Place 
  • MITES - Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society
    • 5th Place in the Team Build Competition 
  • Field Trips
    • Students attended Construction Trades Career Days
    • Attended the Tradesman Apprenticeship Fair
      • Two potential candidates for apprenticeships 
  • MITES - Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society
    • 5th Place in the Team Build Competition 
  • One student had perfect attendance
  • Added a fine furniture unit to 2nd year curriculum and students made end tables
  • Construction project to add a classroom and additional workspace to the shop
  • Built and sold two deer Blinds
  • Work-based Learning
    • 7 students participated in Work-based Learning
    • 6 will continue working at their assignments after graduation

2014-15 Accomplishments
2011-12 Accomplishments



Teacher: Joe Strachota
(810)664-1124 ext. 4140
Paraprofessional: Rod Whitney
(810)664-1124 ext. 4140