• Construction Trades

    This course exposes students to many aspects of the new construction and revitalization industry including site layout, carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing, tile setting, HVAC, painting and other construction skill areas. Through a partnership with the Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, both male and female students will enjoy the hands-on training experience in remodeling and/or new construction of a home that this course has to offer. Classroom training is also an important component of the class. Students interested in this course should understand basic concepts of measurement and mathematics and be able to work indoors or outdoors. Students may take this course for two years.

    Credits & Certifications

    • 2nd World Language Credit
    • 3rd Science Credit
    • 4th Related Math Credit
    • Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit
    • College Credit: Kalamazoo Valley Community College

    Eligibility & Prerequisites

    • This course is available to 10th-12th grade students
    • Outdoor work attire for all weather conditions is expected

    Career Opportunities

    • Carpenter
    • Construction Manager
    • Electrician
    • Safety Manager


    "Construction Trades has taught me skills that I never thought I’d be good at. That it’s ok to make a mistake as long as you learn from it and move forward, and where there’s a will there’s a way to accomplish the job." — Mitch Taber, Kalamazoo Central High School