The first year of this two-year program focuses on developing a working knowledge of the building process as it relates to residential construction. Students begin the year covering hand and power tool use and safety as well as job site safety. They will then move into the building process and start with site surveying and building sheds in small groups. The shed project will take students through floor, wall, ceiling and roof framing and continue to exterior doors, windows, siding and exterior trim. Interior door, window and baseboard trim will be covered with mock-up buildings in the shop. Other topics that will be covered include: building materials, fasteners, blueprint reading, building codes, concrete foundations and thermal insulation.
This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.
This course is held at Sanford Regional Technical Center in room V-15.