Building Trades

IS BUILDING TRADES FOR YOU?          

Would you like to...

  • Construct a wide variety of projects from blueprint to completion
  • Explore and develop techniques in heavy equipment operations, masonry, plumbing, carpentry, electricity, and concrete
  • Work extensively on community projects and job sitesConstruction icon

In BUILDING TRADES you need to be/have:

  • Willing to work outside regardless of weather conditions
  • Inner drive
  • Willing to work long hours when necessary
  • Organized
  • Good math skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Able to visualize blueprints/plans

IN BUILDING TRADES YOU WILL EARN CERTIFICATION IN:

  • CPR/1st Aid
  • OSHA 10
  • Hilti
  • Gastite/Flash shield

 SKILLS TAUGHT IN BUILDING TRADES:

  • Commercial Construction
  • Metal Framing
  • Acoustical ceilings
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Plumbing
  • Masonry
  • Heavy Equipment Fundamentals
  • OSHA 10
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Site Layout
  • Grade & Elevations
  • Project Management
  • Blueprint Reading

TYPICAL WAGES FOR JOBS IN THIS FIELD:

Building Inspector $53,180
Electrician $49,320
Mason $46,800
Heavy Equipment Operator $41,510
Crane/Tower Operator $46,450

* National Median Salaries
* Ohio Career Information System, 2010
* May require post-high school degrees

CAREER OPTIONS OPEN WITH THIS CERTIFICATION:

  • Building Inspector
  • Electrician
  • Mason
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Cement Finisher
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Pipe Fitter

CAREER OPTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING / EDUCATION:

  •  A variety of careers which would build on a general knowledge of the Building Industry.

ARTICULATED AGREEMENTS

  • Columbus State

 

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