COURSE CODE: 8516

Building Trades II

SCED Code: 17009
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: Building Trades I
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Building Trades II teaches students advanced skills in masonry, carpentry, electricity, and plumbing. The class prepares students to synthesize these valuable skills to build or repair residential structures, using a variety of materials and tools. Students will also learn current residential building codes associated with the trades. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Notes

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.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Construction
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Drywall Installer
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor
  • Mason
  • Plumber, Pipefitter
  • Tile Installer
Design/Pre-Construction
  • Building Code Inspector
  • Cost Estimator

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