Construction Technology

SCED Code: 17002
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: F

Students explore commercial, industrial, residential, public works, and institutional technologies to help them understand construction careers. Through hands-on projects, students learn proper safety procedures for tools and machinery, while exploring preconstruction and construction processes and investigating evolving technologies. Students apply mathematics concepts and principles used in construction. 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.

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

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Drywall Installer
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor
  • Mason
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Roofer
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Building Code Inspector
  • Civil Engineer
  • Cost Estimators
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Survey Technician
  • Surveyor
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor
  • Project Management Specialists

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