The General Construction Technology program prepares students to enter the residential and commercial construction industry. Students will learn estimating, concrete, masonry, framing, dry-wall, basic electrical, basic plumbing, roofing, hand and power tools, rigging and materials handling, along with site safety.
Apart from the core curriculum, learners are trained for the job-seeking process through mock interviews and resume building workshops. During the program, accommodations and modifications are provided to high school students based on the IEP/504.
After completion of the one-year program, successful candidates will be prepared to seek one or more certifications like the occupational and Health Safety (OSHA) 10. Moreover, West-MEC offers industry credential tests at no additional cost. Through this building construction technology program and certification, students are provided a pathway to economic independence.
Careers that a student could pursue after receiving their certification(s) are: Basic construction trades (carpentry, masonry, drywall), cost estimator*, construction management*
General Construction entry-level salary: $12.05 – $18.27 per hour**
*with additional education in this pathway | **Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages
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