Building Trades

Grades 11-12
The Building Trades program is a two year program designed for students who desire a career in the field of construction. Students will have exposure to floor and wall framing, roofing, siding, electrical wiring, insulation, interior finish, plumbing, painting, and masonry. Throughout the two years at Crowder College Technical Education Center (CCTEC), students will develop employable skills.

Building Trades

Students can earn an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification and a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Fundamentals I Certification during their two years in the high school program.

College Credit
CTE Credit by Exam
Upon graduation from high school, students can have college credit for their high school course work. The ‘blue’ CTE Credit by Exam application may be obtained from your counselor. Your high school administrator or counselor will verify the student maintained a “B” or better in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) course work, 90% attendance, and a passing score on their Technical Skill Assessment (TSA). Students will turn this form into admissions when they apply to Crowder College. Once the coursework has been approved by Crowder College and the student has complete 12 credits of instruction at Crowder College, the CTE Credit by Exam coursework will be added to the student’s Crowder College transcript. There is a $50 fee for each course.

Dual Credit
The Dual Credit Program, offered through Crowder College, allows high school students, while still attending the high school program at Crowder College Technical Education Center, the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours. Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a “head start” on their college career as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses.

Requirements include:

  • Student has completed their sophomore year of high school and be 16 years of age
  • Has at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Be recommended for admission by a high school counselor
  • See other Student Requirements and Student Expectations on the Crowder College Web Site

This opportunity will cost the student $60 per credit hour to be paid while the student is enrolled in the high school course. The course work will appear on the student’s Crowder College Transcript once the high school course is finished.

The following can be earned through CTE Credit by Exam or Dual Credit

CONS 105, Introduction to Construction Technology – 3 Credits
This course is built around NCCER’s (National Center for Construction Education and Research) introductory “Core” material and is a pre-requisite for obtaining NCCER registration. As such, it is designed to provide a broad range of introductory information and hands-on practice to beginning students in construction technology. Topics covered at the introductory level include safety, shop math, hand tools, power tools, blueprints, rigging, basic communication, and basic employment skills. (Co-requisite: MATH 40 or MATH 60 and COMM 80)

CONS 111, Carpentry Fundamentals I – 3 Credits
This course is the first part of NCCER: Carpentry Fundamentals-Level 1 and is designed to provide a broad range of information and hands-on practice to students in construction. Topics covered at this particular level include trade orientation, building materials, fasteners/adhesives, hand and power tools, reading plans/elevations, and floor systems. (Prerequisite: CONS 105)

CONS 173, Carpentry Forms I – 3 Credits
This course is the first part of NCCER: Carpentry Forms-Level 3 and is designed to provide a broad range of information and hands-on practice to students in construction technology relative to concrete forms and placement. Topics covered include rigging practices/equipment, concrete properties/reinforcement, handling/placing concrete, and trenching/excavating. (Prerequisite: CONS 105)

Matthew Bond
NCCER Certified