This program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the construction industry. A combination of theory and hands-on experiences are applied with the construction of several projects. During the 1st year, students receive instruction in safety, hand and power tool usage, construction mathematics, building codes and building plans. Projects include building a carpenter’s toolbox, designing a set of building plans, building a shed and scale model house, and working off campus on a house project. During the 2nd year, students receive advanced instruction in safety, pneumatic tool usage, construction mathematics, and interpretation of engineered building plans. The second year program provides the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills through the construction of a residential home including site preparation, foundation construction, floor and wall construction, roof construction, siding, trim, windows and door installation. In addition, students are given the opportunity to work with the sub-contractor, including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and roofing.
Students enrolled in the Construction Technology program, during a two-year program, will learn:
Shop and job site safety
Construction mathematics and measuring
Tool safety and usage
Building plans design
Build a shed
Build a scale model house
Build a large structure such as a house, shop, barn, etc.
3 High School credits
High school credit equivalency (1.0 Program Study of Math at the discretion of the sending school district)
Entry level job skills
Preparation for next level of education/training
Opportunity for scholarships
Considered a pre-apprenticeship program for several union and non-union apprenticeship programs.
Industry Certifications Available:
WA State Precision Exams
21st Century Skills Certification
Construction Technology I
Reading proficiency at 9th grade level
Must have successfully completed Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1
Excellent high school attendance record
Construction Technology II
Must pass 1st year program and be recommended by the instructor; limited space available
Note: Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian are required to attend the orientation at Cascadia Tech Academy.
Lab Time/Theory Time:
Approximately 20 percent theory and 80 percent lab
One or two hours each week
Apprentice in various trades:
HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning)
Mason / Tile
And many more…
Become a general contractor, building inspector, or project manager
Credit Equivalencies and College Credit:
Pre-Apprenticeship Program with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
Click here to learn more about credit equivalencies.
Click here to learn more about the articulation agreements and college credits available for each program.
Program Supply List / Student Costs:
Please plan ahead. Some programs require that uniforms, supplies, and other program-specific related items be purchased or completed prior to the first day of school. To access the list for this program’s uniform, supply and other program related costs please click here.
Note: It is recommended that all students attending Cascadia Technical Academy have medical insurance. Family medical insurance or student accident insurance is required for students participating in internships or clinicals. Student accident insurance is available through the sending high school.
If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Melissa Downing. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Downing can be reached at 360-604-1062 or at Melissa.Downing@evergreenps.org. Ms. Downing is available during the school year when school is in session.