• Construction &

    Building Trades

    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.

    Program Content

    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

    Potential Careers

    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


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

    Mark Murray
    Teacher Assistant


    -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.

    Program Requirements

    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.