• Building Technology:  Residential

  • Imagine Yourself...

    • Building an actual house
    • Running power tools and learning a trade
    • Starting your career right out of high school

    What will I learn...

    In Residential Building Trades you'll learn how to build a home from the ground up, literally.  As a student, you’ll construct a home from foundation to finish, gaining hands-on experience and skills that will last a lifetime. Each house is built to meet the needs of today’s evolving housing market and exceeds Vermont’s rigorous energy efficient standards.  Students work with the latest tools and materials with a strong focus on safety and proper building techniques.


    • Earn industry certifications, including OSHA-10, CPR, and First-Aid
    • Top construction firms in Vermont hire program graduates
    • Learn and operate a variety of hand and power tools
    • Gain valuable perspective by visiting numerous construction sites
  • Chris WelchResidential Building Instructor
    Matt BruneauBuilding Trades Instructor
    Lindsay Ackley, CTE Counseling Coordinator
    Kate McDonald, Career & Tech Ed Special Populations Coordinator

    Program Time 9:40 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. 
    Phone: (802) 857-7610

    High School Credits Earned

    Math (1 credit)
    English (1 credit)
    Science (1 credit)
    Electives (3 credits)


    Building Technology is an Associated General Contractor certified program

    OSHA 10, OSHA 30, NCCER Core, CPR & First Aid

    Dual Enrollment

    Eligible students may take up to one college course per semester.  These courses are offered through Champlain College, University of Vermont and the Community College of Vermont.  

    Career Work Experiences

    Work-based learning, school to work cooperative opportunities and apprenticeship for students are available with many of CTE's local partnering buisinesses.

    What's Next / Employment in the Field

    Students completing this program and who are interested in pursuing a career in the field may enter the workforce or pursue postsecondary education and training.  Some students may enroll in licensed apprenticeship courses of study for electricians and plumbers accredited through the Vermont Department of Labor.