Students in the Construction Technology program develop skills in three areas: house carpentry, millwork, and cabinetmaking. Students also work to improve their skills in academic areas with the integration of vocational and technical subjects taught in the related technology classes. Computer-aided drafting is introduced and utilized on projects in the carpentry shop.
In the millwork division, students learn to safely use machines and develop the skills necessary for the fundamental procedures used. They study joint construction, clamping, gluing, and staining and finishing of wood. They also study layout, costing of jobs, and economically using time and material. Carpentry students learn house construction, roofing, siding, and window installation, and get experience installing sheathing, side walling and insulation. Other topics studied include in-depth layout and framing and methods of trimming and finishing window and door units.