Construction Technology TCJ4E
This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will continue to gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment; create and interpret construction drawings; and learn more about building design and project planning. They will expand their knowledge of terminology, codes and regulations, and health and safety standards related to residential and light commercial construction. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore entrepreneurship and career opportunities in the industry that may be pursued directly after graduation.
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3EI – Construction Technology
Conestoga Dual Credits: Exploring the Construction Trades TCT4C3
Explore Construction Careers; trade areas may include
• Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
• Brick & Stone Masonry
This three credit program provides students from all 5 high schools with an opportunity to explore Construction careers, while gaining safety training and basic skill development in specific skilled trades. Classes will be held at the Waterloo Campus of Conestoga College for 3 hours in the morning during first semester. A Conestoga College teacher will deliver the instruction in each area and a secondary school teacher will be assigned to support the students and the delivery of the program. Transportation to the college will be arranged through the School/College/Work Initiative. The cost of safety boots and safety glasses will be covered up to a maximum of $100 per student.
COURSE NOTE: Co-op is recommended for the following semester. Priority will be given to students interested in a college or apprenticeship pathway, and needing credits to graduate.
Community Build Program for Grade 12 COHB12
Community Build students, as part of a supervised construction crew. They will gain experience in commercial/residential construction (e.g., framing, wiring, plumbing, insulating, drywall and trimming). Students are on-site for 4 periods of the school day for one semester earning one Grade 11 or Grade 12 Construction Technology credit and two Co-op credits. As well students will have the opportunity to earn an additional 2 Dual Credits in construction in cooperation with Conestoga College.
Students must be 16 years of age before the start of semester 2 in order to participate in the Community Build Program.
COURSE NOTE: Access to Community Build is based on student readiness and program availability.
• Complete the Application Form, Parent Permission & Teacher Reference Forms.
• Students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher for an interview.
• Students are responsible for placement costs (e.g., work boots).
More information and forms at http://coop.wcdsb.ca/ Guidance & Co-op offices