Construction Trades


In the CTE Construction Trades program students are prepared to apply technical knowledge and skills in the building, inspection, and maintenance of structures and related properties. It includes instruction in carpentry; electrical and power transmission installation; building/construction finishing; man- agreement, inspection; lay out; cut, fabrication, erection, installation, and repair of wooden structures and fixtures using hand and power tools; technical mathematics; framing construction materials and selection; job estimating; blueprint reading; foundations and roughing-in; finishing carpentry techniques; and applicable codes and standards.

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The Construction Trades Program is offered at the following locations:

  • Carlson High School
  • Southgate Anderson High School

Additional Credit Requirements for Graduation:

This state-approved CTE program may meet additional graduation credit requirements, including

  • Mathematics/Final Year Math-Related
  • VPAA (Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts)

Contact your district's high school counseling department for details.

Possible Articulations:

  • Davenport University
  • Northern Michigan University 
  • Wayne County Community College District

CTE Student Credentials:


CTE Credentials are aligned for this state approved CTE program. Students in this program may qualify to earn one of these credentials:

  • 60 Hour Prelicensure Builders Certificate
  • NCCER Carpentry Level I Credential

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