Building Trades



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2019-20 Supply List

Building Trades 1 & 2 Students need:
1-Small 3 ring binder
1- Small spiral notebook
1- Box of #2 pencils

Basic Program Information

All information shared on this page is intended to provide an overview of the Building Trades Program at Patriot High School.
Because the program is new, some parts of this page are subject to modification and revision in order to meet State and Local requirements and/or enrollment needs.

Purpose of Course:

  • Building Trades I & 2 prepares students to erect, install, maintain, and repair buildings, and other structures using materials such as metal, wood, stone, brick, glass, concrete and composition substances.
  • Students focus on developing skills in core safety, masonry, carpentry, electricity, and plumbing professions.
  • This is the first in an eventual 2 course sequence, culminating with attainment of an industry- recognized certification.

Goals:

  • Throughout this course, students will be introduced to the skills and knowledge directly related to careers within the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster as well as the construction and pre-construction pathways.
  • Students will become aware of core safety skills related to the industry as well as gain experience in four distinct trades – masonry, carpentry, electricity, and plumbing.
  • With the support of the Career and Technical Education Foundation, this program will work collaboratively on projects with the Habitat for Humanity for Prince William County.

Rationale:

  • This course prepares students for a career or future post-secondary education toward a career within the building trades industry.
Sample Course Outline
First Quarter

Objectives:

  • Students will comply with federal, state, and local safety legal requirements as they relate to issues not limited to personal protective equipment requirements and a safe working environment.
  • Students will gain experience through project based instruction within the masonry field.

Major Activities:

  • Students will receive CareerSafe Certification.
  • Students will participate in a project, requiring the use of masonry skills along with the following:
    • Performing Entry-Level Brick Masonry
    • Laying Brick Positions and Bond
    • Laying Concrete Masonry Units
    • Identifying and Mixing Masonry Cements

Assessment:

  • Completion of CareerSafe Certification
  • SkillsUSA assessment

Second Quarter

Objectives:

  • Students will gain experience through project based instruction within the carpentry field.

Major Activities:

  • Students will participate in a project, requiring the use of carpentry skills along with the following:
    • Using Basic Carpentry Skills
    • Framing a Floor
    • Framing Walls

Assessment:

  • Carpentry Project Rubric
Third Quarter

Objectives:

  • Students will gain experience through project based instruction within the electrical field.

Major Activities:

  • Students will participate in a project, requiring the use of electrical skills along with the following:
    • Applying Basic Electrical Theory
    • Selecting and Installing Conductors

Assessment:

  • Electrical Project Rubric
Fourth Quarter:

Objectives:

  • Students will gain experience through project based instruction within the carpentry field.

Major Activities:

  • Students will participate in a project, requiring the use of plumbing skills along with the following:
    • Applying Basic Math to the Plumbing Trade
    • Performing Pipe Cutting and Joining
    • Installing Waste and Soil Pipes
    • Roughing-in Water Distribution Components

Assessment:

  • Plumbing Project Rubric

Grading Factors: Students will need to successfully complete experiences related to 80% of all Task Competencies designated by the state for this course to attain a rating of competent.