Building and Construction Trades Pathway Description
This sector provides a foundation in the Building and Construction Trades industry for secondary students in California. Students engage in an instructional program that integrates academic and technical preparation and focuses on career awareness, career exploration, and skill preparation in the Building and Construction Trades industry. The sector encompasses career pathways: Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking; Engineering and Heavy Construction; Mechanical Systems Installation and Repair; and Residential and Commercial Construction. These pathways emphasize processes, systems, and the way in which structures are built. The knowledge and skills are acquired in a sequential, standards-based pathway program that integrates hands-on, project-based, and work-based instruction. Standards included in the Building and Construction Trades sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career.
Residential and Commercial Construction
The Residential and Commercial Construction pathway emphasizes processes, systems, and the way in which structures are built. The sector covers planning and design, building, safety, hand and power tool operation, applicable mathematics, blueprint reading, trade nomenclature, residential and commercial construction standards, construction manufacturing standards, and other specialized skills.