Building Technology: Residential
- 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 Welch, Residential Building Instructor
Matt Bruneau, Building 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
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.
The Center for Technology has long-standing partnerships with businesses and industry leaders through program advisory committees. The goal of these committees is to ensure that CTE's programs meet and exceed industry standards. Advisory Committees meet twice per year. Posted below are the most recent minutes.
Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Warning / Agenda / Minutes Spring 2022
Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Fall 2021
Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Spring 2021
Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Fall 2019