Building Trades

Building Trades prepares students for the workplace with an emphasis on construction-related fields. Projects are art-based and utilize the same techniques used in the construction field. This program provides students with the skills, confidence and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in any career. View the program flyer. 


Characteristics of a successful student

  • A strong interest in some or all course material
  • Open-minded, eager to learn about new things
  • Excellent attendance
  • Interest and some ability in technical area
  • Parental support of the Career Studies program


Curriculum and materials used

  • Residential Construction Academy-Facilities Maintenance, 2nd Edition -used primarily as a guideline for the units of study
  • Instructor designed unit outlines, worksheets and tests


Related career opportunities

  • Carpenter’s Assistant
  • Plumber’s Assistant
  • Electrician’s Assistant
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Custodial Engineer
  • Hardware/Lumber Yard Assistant


Consultant Committee

  • BBL Construction Services
  • Capital Region BOCES
  • Carpenters’ Union
  • Columbia Opportunities Inc.
  • Community Action of Greene County
  • Crawford & Associates
  • Curtis Lumber
  • Dimensions North, LTD
  • Dutchess County Community College
  • Ed Herrington, Inc.
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Mario’s Home Centers
  • Martino Design and Contracting
  • Michaels Group
  • National Grid
  • Northeast Health Systems
  • Otterbeck Builders
  • Petersen Geller Spurge
  • Turner Construction
  • University at Albany
  • Williams Lumber
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