Building Trades I (8515/36 weeks, 140 hours)
|Duration:||36 weeks, 140 hours|
|Suggested Grade Levels:||10–11|
Building Trades I introduces students to skills in the four core areas of residential construction: masonry, carpentry, electricity, and plumbing. Students emphasize safety by earning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 card as they build or repair residential structures, using a variety of materials and tools. Students will also learn current residential building codes associated with the trades.
Note: The Virginia Board for Contractors' Individual License and Certification Regulations addresses the requirements and standards of conduct for licenses issued to individuals, which includes tradesmen (i.e., electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning [HVAC], and gas fitting.) According to 18VAC 50-30-190 of the Virginia Board for Contractors' Individual License and Certification Regulations, a contractor (i.e., the licensed business) or tradesman (i.e., the licensed individual) cannot perform work outside the scope of their license.
As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Architecture and Construction
- Building Construction Occupations Assessment
- Building Science Principles Examination
- Building Trades Maintenance Assessment
- Carpentry Level One Entry-Level Assessment
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Construction Assessment
- Construction Technologist Entry-Level Assessment
- Core: Introductory Craft Skills Entry-Level Assessment
- Customer Service Examination
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Design and Pre-Construction Assessment
- Electrical Construction Technology Assessment
- Electrical Occupations Assessment
- Electrician Level One Entry-Level Assessment
- Fundamentals of Construction Assessment
- HBI/NAHB Residential Construction Academy (RCA) Series Student Certification Assessments
- ICC Certificates of Completion Examinations
- International Code Council Residential Building Inspector (B1) Examination
- International Code Council Residential Electrical Inspector (E1) Examination
- International Code Council Residential Plumbing Inspector (P1) Examination
- Masonry Level One Entry-Level Assessment
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Plumbing Assessment
- Plumbing Examination
- Plumbing Level One Entry-Level Assessment
- Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation Examinations
- Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) Core Examinations
- Professional Communications Certification Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.