Building Trades I students receive instruction on the safety of hand and power tools, followed by instruction on foundations, floor, wall and roof framing. Different sidings and types of roofing will be introduces. Students will learn how to layout, fabricate and repair wooden structures. Students will also learn about construction materials, estimating and blueprint reading application. In class projects include playhouses, storage buildings and other closely related building structures.
A six to eight week masonry course is introduced, covering the art of laying brick and block.
Students should be familiar with ruler measurement and will receive reinforcement using fractions and decimals in Building Trades.
This course is held at PIRCTC in room 420.