• Residential 

     OSHA-10

     SP2, Safety & Pollution training

     CPR & First Aid


     OSHA-10

     OSHA-30

     Hilti, Power Actuated Tool, Qualified Operator 

     SP2, Safety & Pollution training

     AGC, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Focus Four & Construction Industry Performance

     Essex Rescue, CPR & First Aid

Building Technology Program

  • Construction helmet and blueprints Program Description

    The Building Technology Program is divided into two specialized areas of residential and commercial systems.

    Both programs prepare students to properly and safely operate hand and power tools used in the industry.

    Students gain basic and advanced skills and essential worker traits needed to gain employment in the construction industry. 

    To be eligible for a Career Work Experience, a student must maintain a class grade point average of 80 or better.

    Curriculum Components

    Class is modeled on a design studio, using client projects and assignments to teach the curriculum.

    Building Residential

    Construction safety & hand/power tool qualification
    Blue print reading & building codes
    Site layout & excavation
    Foundations & concrete
    Framing floors, walls, roofs-including rafter layout
    Wood as a building material
    Construction fasteners & adhesives
    Construction industry practical math/estimating
    Roofing, siding, drywall, hardwood flooring & tile
    Kitchen cabinet installation & interior trim
    Door & window installation
    Energy efficiency in home building
    Green building

    Building Systems

    Plumbing / HVAC
    Timber framing/Historical Preservation
    Excavation/Site layout
    Cabinet making/Woodshop machines

    High School Credits:  One math, one science, plus 4 elective credits.

    Dual Enrollment

    Building Technology is an Associated General Contractor certified program. 

    • Students who graduate from the program with a grade point average of 85 or higher are eligible for acceptance into Vermont Technical College’s Construction Practices and Management Associate Degree Program and may receive up to five credits toward their degree at VTC. 
    • Students demonstrating advanced skills are eligible for various apprenticeship programs offered through this program.  Some students may enroll in licensed apprenticeship courses of study for electricians and plumbers accredited through the Vermont Department of Labor. 
    • All students at the Center for Technology, Essex may seek eligibility for enrollment at a variety of college level courses offered through Champlain College, University of Vermont and the Community College of Vermont. 
    • Each course provides students an opportunity to earn three college credits – many of which are accepted by other colleges and universities.  Motivated students who take advantage of these advanced placement programs can acquire a full semester toward their college degree.

    Career Experiences: Work-based learning, school-to-work cooperative opportunities and apprenticeship.

    What’s Next

    • Professional certifications/credentials available
    • Students completing this program who are interested in pursuing a career in a related field may enter the workforce or pursue postsecondary education and training