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Construction & Building Trades

Tom Hayden
P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5614

Mark Murray
P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5614


For additional information contact your high school guidance counselor.

In the Construction Building and Trades Program, students will learn everything from foundation forming to interior finish. The program includes masonry, which enhances an understanding of form work and structural design. Students get hands-on experience in all phases of the construction industry by planning, developing and building an actual structure.

Power Tools & Equipment

  • Portable Circular Saw/Band Saw
  • Delta Trim Saw & Routers
  • Radial Arm Saw & Table Saw
  • Power Miter Box & Jointer
  • Portable & Stationary Power Plane
  • Compressed Air Nailer

Interior & Finish Work

  • Cabinet Making
  • Spray/Brush/Wipe Finishing
  • Drywall
  • Counter Tops
  • Floor & Ceiling Finishes
  • Basic Residential Electricity
  • Basic Plumbing

Framing & Foundation

  • Deck Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing/Rafter Construction
  • Masonry/Estimating

Construction Materials & Methods

  • House Framing Techniques & Materials
  • Basic Drafting Methods
  • Reading/Interpreting Blueprints
  • Materials List & Cost Estimation
  • Computerized Home Architect Program

Home Repair

  • Patching Tile & Sheetrock
  • Cutting Glass

Resume Writing

  • Format & Develop Student Resume
  • Notebook and Portfolio Update

OSHA 10-Hour Safety Card

NCCER Certification - National Center for Construction Education Certification
Completed Career Portfolio

Integrated Math Credit

Articulation Agreements/College Credit

  • SUNY Alfred State
  • SUNY Delhi
  • Cayuga Online-Cayuga Community College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology

Job Site Projects

The off-campus building project (Residential Home or Community Service Project) will provide the students with an apprenticeship training experience.

The students work under the supervision of the class instructors and will come in contact with the people involved in the project, including, but not limited to:

  • Heavy Equipment Repair & Operation Program
  • Residential & Industrial Electricity Program
  • Plumbers
  • Heating Contractors
  • Building Inspectors
  • Architects 

The project will last until the end of the school year. Past job sites include local homes and churches, Auburn’s Pop Warner Fields’ concession stand, and the Weedsport public library.


With BOCES training

  • Construction laborer
  • Flooring/window installer
  • Insulator
  • Estimator
  • Drywall contractor
  • Framing carpenter
  • Draftsperson
  • Roofing/siding contractor


With additional training and education

  • Self-employed contractor
  • Building inspector
  • Instructor


Proper Work Clothes

  • Jeans or Work Pants
  • Work Shoes or Boots are mandatory (NO sneakers)
  • Safety Glasses (provided by BOCES)
  • Hard Hat (provided by BOCES)
  • Work Gloves (optional, but strongly suggested)

Necessary Equipment

  • Tape Measure
  • Hammer
  • Hammer Hook
  • Inexpensive Nail Apron
  • Pencil
  • Retractable Utility Knife
  • Combination Square
  • Textbook (Provided by BOCES)
  • Loose Leaf Style Notebook (Provided by BOCES to keep notes, handouts & worksheets)

Students enrolling in this program will be responsible for the cost of protective clothing & materials.





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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