Grade Level: 11, 12
Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester)
Location: On-site at NEWTech -- Also offered in the Davenport School District (including Wilbur and Reardan-Edwall)
Duration: 540 hours (year-long) with an optional Year Two 540-hour course available
Instructor: Chuck Sauer
Year One Course - Junior or Senior standing
Year Two Course - B or better in Year 1 course and Instructor's approval
Program Description: The Construction Trades program is a state of Washington approved pre-apprenticeship program designed to teach entry-level construction skills and knowledge. This course covers both residential and commercial construction with an emphasis on job site safety. The course goals is to prepare students for direct entry into an apprenticeship by meeting rigorous academic and industry standards.
High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.0 Math
Certifications: OSHA 10, CPR/First Aid, Flagger, and Forklift
Careers in this field:
- Heavy Equipment Operator
- Constrcution Management
- Building Inspector
Brandon Young completed two years in our Construction Trades program. As a junior, Brandon was one of five NEWTech students selected to participate in a paid internship with Spokane's Associated General Contractors called the Lemon Head Program. Brandon has been completing his internship with Bacon Concrete earning a prevailing wage of $38.16.