First-year Construction Trades students complete core work and then study carpentry (rough and finish), electrical, exterior finishes, masonry, plumbing, and roofing. Training takes place in the classroom and construction lab. Safety and technical skills are practiced in the lab.
Successful completion of the first year is required for placement in the second year program. Students will be placed either at an internship or paid work-based learning site and will receive training/experience in areas such as carpentry; electrical; exterior finishes; masonry; plumbing; roofing; building maintenance; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). A TEC coordinator regularly visits students at their internship or work-based site. All second-year students must provide their own transportation and return to TEC two days a month to meet with the coordinator.