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Building Construction



Students enrolling in the Building Construction course should enjoy working with their hands and be willing to do physical work, both inside and outside in all types of weather. Students will learn a wide variety of skills related to carpentry, cabinet making and woodworking. SAFETY is emphasized throughout

the entire course.

The course includes:

build1.jpghand tools
• portable power tools
• stationary woodworking machines
• cabinet making
• roof framing
• framing (wood frame house construction)
• window and door construction/installation
• stair construction
• concrete forming and estimating
• surveying and print reading
• CNC Routing/ milling
• interior/exterior finishing

Grade 10

(BUCV20) The first year will introduce students to measurement, use and care of hand tools, portable power tools and stationary woodworking machines, project design and layout, material selection and basic finishing techniques. 2 Credits 

Grade 11

(BUCV30) Emphasis is on developing carpentry skills. The first part of the year is spent on design, layout and construction of cabinets; the remainder is devoted to roof framing and wood frame house construction. 4 Credits

Grade 12

(BUCV40) Students will learn to layout, construct and install windows and doors. They will also learn how to layout and build stairs according to local building codes. The final part of the year is spent on surveying, print reading and concrete forming. 4 Credits


Building Construction Opportunities

When you complete the Building Construction program you can pursue a career with:


• building contractors
• cabinet/furniture manufacturers
• concrete contractors
• interior/exterior finishing contractors
• renovators
• stair/truss manufacturers
• window/door manufacturers

Other related areas for employment are:
• lumber and material suppliers
• maintenance work
• teaching
• tool suppliers

Students can also choose to enter apprenticeship or continue their studies at a community college.

Our Building Construction program is accredited for Level 1 of Carpentry. Accreditation #AC-045

For more information about the Building Construction program at Tec-Voc, please contact:
• MR. T. STOKOTELNY (Building Construction Dept. Head)
• MR. D. GLOVER. (Building Construction Instructor)


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