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Construction Trades

Program Description

Welcome to the Construction 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 toward graduation 

Further Educational Opportunities

  • Technical Training and Specialized Certifications
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Associate's Degree 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

Junior Instructor

Tim Bail

Senior Instructor

Jon Denhart