Architecture and Construction

Courses

Grade: 9-12
Building Trades
 
Principles of Architecture and Construction (8410)
Grade 9-10 1 Credit
This course helps build foundation skills in construction. Jobsite safety, construction math, hand tools and power tools training coupled with communication and employability skills provide an excellent opportunity and insight into the career paths of the construction industry.
 
Construction Technology (8412)
Grade 10-11 2 Credits Pre-requisite: Principles of Architecture and Construction
Students gain knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter the work force as carpenters or building maintenance supervisors or prepare for a postsecondary degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering. Students acquire knowledge and skills in safety, tool usage, building materials, codes, and framing.
 
Advanced Construction Technology (8413)
Grade 11-12 2 Credits Pre-requisite: Construction Technology
Students gain advanced knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter the work force as carpenters, building maintenance technicians, or supervisors or prepare for a postsecondary degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering. Students build on the knowledge base from Construction Technology and are introduced to exterior and interior finish out skills.
 
Practicum in Construction Management (8414)
Grade 12 2 Credits Pre-requisite: Advanced Construction Technology
This is an occupationally specific course designed to provide classroom technical instruction or on-the-job training experiences. Safety and career opportunities are included in addition to work ethics and job-related study in the classroom.
 
Electrical Technology
 
Principles of Architecture & Construction (8411)
Grade 9-10      1 Credit
This is an introduction into the construction industry. The course begins with jobsite safety education and training. Modules include learning the proper names and uses of hand tools and power tools. Other modules include blueprints and construction math. This is a great beginning class for the student to discover which construction career path to pursue.
 
Electrical Technology (8416)
Grade 10-11      2 Credits      Pre-requisite: Principles of Architecture and Construction (Electrical)
This is a two-hour class where students start learning and developing skills in basic electrical theory and installation methods. The class begins with an orientation into the Electrical Trade and Electrical Safety. National Electrical Codes, Ohm’s law, conduit bending, wire pulling, and electrical testing equipment are all topics discussed in the classroom and practiced in the lab.
 
Advanced Electrical Technology (8417) 
Grade 11-12     2 Credits     Pre-requisite: Electrical Technology
This is a two-hour class for students to continue their electrical technology education. Classroom instruction coupled with hands-on training in the lab involves electric motors, light fixtures, circuit breakers and panel boards. An added bonus is that qualified students are sent around campus to perform various work-orders. These students develop a plan, order materials, select the necessary tools, and do the electrical work while practicing safety and report back to the instructor on the status of the project. Real work using real tools and real electricity!
 
Practicum in Construction Management (8418) 
Grade 12      2 Credits      Pre-requisite: Advanced Electrical Technology
Would you like to be paid to do electrical work while still in high school? This is your chance if you are caught up with all your graduation requirements like credits and state testing. If you have successfully completed the DRHS Electrical Technology Program education and training, then you may qualify to work in the afternoon in an electrical apprentice position and be paid. Put your classroom technical education to work and gain valuable on-the-job training as a senior in high school.