Green Construction Academy

  • Pathway Sequence:

    Building and Construction Trades Sector

     Course Descriptions:

    Pre-Engineering: This course is designed to generate an interest in Engineering and related occupations as career goals and expose students to the associated technologies through hands-on instruction and problem-solving activities. Scientific principles, mathematical concepts, and communication skills are taught through an activity oriented approach. Robotics, electronics, manufacturing processes, pneumatics, mechanisms, and computer design technologies will be explored by students. Student teams will progress through an articulated modular instructional system.This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved.

    Construction Technology 1/2: Construction Technology 1-2 is a one year course open to all beginning students interested in the Wood Products Pathway. The students will use a variety of woodworking tools to produce useful wood products. All machines will be introduced by teacher demonstrations, multimedia presentations and related student readings.  Students will gain experience in planning, designing, layout, estimating, problem solving, and fabrication of wood products. The safe and correct use of tools, machines, and materials will be stressed at all times. Students will apply academic concepts in English, Math and Science. Emphasis will also be placed upon the students’ sharing responsibilities with the teacher for the maintenance and management of the shop facilities. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved.

    Construction Technology 3/4: Construction Technology 3-4 is an advanced course open to all students that successfully completed Construction Technology 1-2.   This course will study advanced phases of wood products, including furniture, and basic cabinet construction. Students will learn advanced operational techniques of portable and stationary woodworking equipment, and the use of simple jigs and fixtures.  This course is designed for students preparing for postsecondary and Technical Education in the Construction and Engineering fields. Students will apply academic concepts in English, Math and Science to their woodworking projects. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved. (Prerequisite: Construction Technology 1/2)

    Mill Cabinet Construction: Through a series of individual and group experiences this course is designed to instruct students in the advanced phases of cabinetmaking and furniture making, nomenclature and advanced operational techniques of woodworking and cabinet shop equipment.  Students will receive instruction in furniture making, cabinetry, wood and wood by-products and materials used in the construction of furniture. Students practice communication skills by applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, visual and nonverbal skills. Methods used in achieving the Course Objective include lecture on the course as outlined, exams and reading assignment, demonstration and laboratory projects.  Methods of evaluating objectives or outcomes include 3-4 examinations, review of evaluations, a project, a final examination and participation and attendance. Students require minimum materials such as a notebook, shop coat or apron, tape measure and pencil.  Articulated with Hartnell College CMA 53 course. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved. (Prerequisite: Pre-Engineering)

    Multi Core Craft Construction: This course has been developed to integrate skills and concepts from the Building and Construction Trades with applied mathematics and English. As a natural progression, students will apply the craft skills required to design and build a variety of scaled structures that meet current code requirements. In addition, students will make real-world connections between construction, math, and English using written projects, construction documents that include creating blueprints, project packets, and student-centered construction projects. This course provides students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and technical skills through a hands-on curriculum that meets  pre-apprenticeship requirements for the National Building Trades Council.  Articulated with Hartnell College CMA 51 course. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved. Certifications offered for qualified students: OSHA 10 Hour Safety, Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program. (Prerequisite: Mill Cabinet Construction)

    For more information contact the Career Counseling office. Click here for the link to the Career Counseling webpage. 

     Links to more information: 

    Click here for the CTE course manual.

     Click here for the link to SHS Green Construction Academy