Launch Construction Skills & Management
  • Construction Skills & Management I

    This course provides students with an introduction to careers in the field of architecture, construction contracting, and civil technology, including surveying. The program offers an overview and analysis of conventional construction methods with a focus on Carpentry, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Environmental Impacts on Construction and overall construction safety.  The hands on use of building materials and tools in various construction systems is emphasized, including basic design of temporary structures. To further enrich students experience case studies and guest speakers are utilized to expose students to various professions and careers in the field. The course also provides students with resources for interdisciplinary academic success.

    Construction Skills & Management II

    This course provides students with fundamental knowledge and skill in job planning and scheduling, while still continuing skill growth from year I. Students will be involved in all phases of planning and scheduling from the process of listing and sequencing to the development of the more complicated critical path network. In addition, students will review construction specifications and how they relate to national, state, and local building codes. Topics related to job safety and Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations will also be discussed.

  • What will my classes be like? 

    We bring the construction industry right into the class and lab with hands-on projects. You'll start with the basics like job safety and the proper use of construction tools. From there we will help you develop your skills by working on a variety of community construction activities while practicing what you've learned. You can strengthen your foundation by becoming a paid apprentice. Measure up for employment in the construction industry and nail down your future career.

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    Students in this class are eligible to receive 6 college credits from the College of Lake County.

    Year 1:

    • HET 115 - Carpentry I, 3 credits

    Year 2:

    • CMT 116 - Carpentry II, 3 credits (Articulated)



    • SP2 Certifications
    • American Ladder Institute Certification


    Job Opportunities

    • Carpenter Apprentice
    • Construction Manager
    • Electrician Apprentice
    • Estimator
    • Heavy Equipment Operator
    • Laborer Apprentice
    • Plumber Apprentice
    • Pre-Engineer