• Building Trades

    Department: Career and Technical Education
    Campus: Folcroft
    School of: Construction Technology
    Instructor: Frank Consorto 
    CIP Code: 46.0401

    Practical experience and classroom training prepares students enrolled in the Building Trades program for employment in general construction or property maintenance. Students are taught carpentry, masonry, plumbing, roofing, drywall application, painting, and framing/finishing. They learn safety standard compliance, tool and equipment identification, communication skills and employability skills, with a strong emphasis placed on math and writing. Course content is relevant to commercial and industrial construction needs.

    Students should expect to invest approximately $200 in specialized tools, uniforms, kits and reference books for this 3-year program.

    Industry Certifications a Student may earn

    • OSHA-10
    • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Construction Technology
    • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core  

    Career Opportunities

    with 4 year college degrees or higher

    • Civil Engineer
    • Construction Engineer
    • LEED Construction Commissioner

    with 2 year college degrees

    • Architectural Drafter
    • Building Inspector
    • Construction Estimator
    • Construction Manager

    with certifications

    • Interior/Exterior Finishing
    • General Contractor
    • Plumbing Assistant
    • Painter
    • Property Manager

    College Credit Opportunities

    SOAR Credits

    • Community College of Allegheny County, Luzerne County Community College, Orleans Technical Institute and Commonwealth Technical Institute.
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    Articulation Agreements

    • Saint Francis University