ConstructionBuilding Trades

Instructor: Tim Murphy
802-728-9595  ext 413

The Building Trades program provides students with a combination of theory, practical application, and real-life learning experience. Students participate in a variety of classroom and off-campus projects that include many areas and phases of construction work, including carpentry, masonry, electrical, and plumbing. In addition, students are introduced to local and regional contractors and manufacturers who offer them a range of apprenticeship opportunities.

College Credit and Industry Certifications: Students Tablecompleting the program obtain Technical Certification from the Associated General Contractors, OSHA 10, and First Aid.

After the Program: Graduates of the Building Trades program are prepared to enter a two- or four-year college program in Construction Management or other building related fields, or to accept jobs as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, contractors, excavators, timber framers, project managers, estimators, and solar installers. Past students have attended Vermont Technical College, Community College of Vermont, and The State University of New York.

Interests and Attitudes: Students applying for the Building Trades program should have a strong interest in craftsmanship, safe building practices, construction estimating, and energy efficiency; an awareness that program activities take place inside and outside throughout the school year; a commitment to community service and an ability to work with others; a willingness to learn in a project-based environment; and a desire to become certified in several areas including, but not limited to, OSHA, general contracting, electrical work, and plumbing.