Joseph Holochwost

Joseph Holochwost ~ Instructor

Contact Info

Conference Period
9:45 - 10:15

Construction Tech I

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Construction Tech II

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Steel Framing

Construction Technology I & II

(Business and Industry Endorsement)

Grade Level: 10-12
36 Weeks
Credits: 2 (Double Block @ Career & Technology Institute)
Prerequisite: NCCER Core Certification from the Principles of Construction Course (Grade 9+)

Course Descriptions

Construction Technology is a four year program comprised of Principles of Construction, Construction Technology IConstruction Technology II, and Practicum in Construction Technology. Students will be working towards earning NCCER Certifications. The NCCER Core Certification must have been earned in the Principles of Construction course before the student is eligible to enroll in Construction I and earn the NCCER Carpentry Level 1 Certification.

Construction I, students gain knowledge and skills in safety, tool usage, building materials, codes, foundations, and residential wood framing techniques. Students will frame a basic wood frame structure with a door and window.

Construction Technology II , students learn exterior and interior finishing techniques and steel framing. Students will finish a completed wood framed structure while working towards the NCCER Carpentry Level 2 Certification.

Industry Based Certifications (IBCs)

Construction I

Construction II

NCCER Carpentry Level 1 (Rough Carpentry)

NCCER Carpentry Level 2 (Finish Carpentry)

Units of Study

Construction I

Construction II

  • Safety

  • Construction Math

  • Tools & Materials

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Foundations

  • Flooring Systems

  • Wall & Ceiling Framing

  • Roof Framing

  • Stair Construction

  • Steel Framing

  • Exterior Finishing

  • Roofing Applications

  • Drywall Installation

  • Drywall Finishing

  • Doors & Door Hardware

  • Suspended Ceilings

  • Trim Installation

  • Cabinet Installation

Class Management

  • Assignments:

    • All assignments will be completed in the class or shop.

    • For some instructional support, we will be using the iCEV web site.

  • Grades:

    • 40% Participation (Weekly Grade/Based on Work Ethics)

    • 30% IBC Assignments

    • 30% IBC Tests

  • Recommended Equipment: Work Boots/Steel or Composite Toed Work Boots