Building Trades & Construction Design Technology

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the building construction industry.

Program Overview

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.

Building Trades & Construction Design Technology
Building Trades & Construction Design Technology

Employment Opportunities

  • Maintenance worker
  • Carpenter
  • Mason
  • Electrician Helper
  • Plumber
  • Paint Technician
  • Construction Worker
  • Fencer
  • Laborer
  • Millwright
  • Pile Driver
  • Plasterer

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate safety practices and follow disaster plans.
  • Identify and use basic hand tools.
  • Identify power tools and describe their proper operation.
  • Research, identify, classify and present construction components, materials, hardware and characteristics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the construction industry and related occupations.
  • Explain the importance of employability and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Demonstrate rough and finish carpentry skills.
  • Demonstrate masonry skills.
  • Demonstrate painting and decorating skills.
  • Demonstrate mathematics and science knowledge and skills.
  • Explain all that the built environment encompasses.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the natural environment, built environment and green built environment.
  • Research laws applicable to the construction industry.
  • Develop a basic understanding of construction contracts and how they apply to the construction process.
  • Demonstrate electrical rough in skills, finish electrical skills, plumbing rough in skills and finish plumbing skills.
  • Demonstrate heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) rough in skills.
  • Demonstrate design technology.
Building Trades & Construction Design Technology

Program Requirements

Building Trades & Construction Design Technology · C100100 · 900 Hours

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse LengthSOC Code
ABCV 0080Building Construction Assistant45049-9071
BBCV 0081Carpentry and Masonry Technician15049-9071
CBCV 0082Electrical and Plumbing Technician15049-9071
DBCV 0083Building Maintenance Technician (formerly ‘A/C and Painting Technician’)15049-9071

Program Costs

$2,628.00Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 900 hours)
$186.67Textbook Fees
$150.00Registration Fee ($75.00 per semester x 2)
$30.00Facility Usage Fee ($15.00 per semester x 2)
$550.00Lab Fee ($275.00 per semester x 2)
Total Costs $3,544.67

Program Instructors

Keith Moore
Keith Moore

Phone: (850) 487-7402

Email: Moorek1@leonschools.net