Construction Technology

Construction Technology is a competency-based Career & Technical Education program offered at Milford High School & Applied Technology Center. Students who complete Construction Technology are considered CTE Participants by the NH Department of Education; those who go on to complete Advanced Construction Technology or Residential Finish Carpentry are considered Concentrators. Students are eligible to earn Industry-Validated Certificates or Credentials by passing the Third-Party assessments administered to program Concentrators.
As well as the CTE pathway courses, an additional elective of Woodworking is offered to Milford students only.
Instructor, Brian Carter:Portrait of Mr. Carter
Brian Carter has been with MHS for 29 years, and also works year-round in his own construction company, bringing true real-world experience to our Construction Technology classes. He loves seeing students in the community that he has taught going on to succeed in the industry, and also has a passion for collaborative projects with other classes and teachers.
  • Construction Technology: The Construction Technology class is the introduction to basic residential construction, and is the first CTE pathway course. Focus on appropriate use of construction related hand and power tools will be stressed. Students will have the opportunity to earn the OSHA 10-Hour Safety Certification. Students will engage in a variety of modules to develop and practice skills from blueprint reading to rough frame and basic finished construction. Upon successful completion of this class, students are encouraged to continue on to Advanced Construction Technology or Residential Finish Carpentry.
    Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete Woodworking Technology
  • Advanced Construction Technology: This course is the continuation of the Construction Technology program. Students will review skills learned in Construction Technology and will then use these skills to perform more complex and challenging operations and projects, such as building sheds, rough stair construction, exterior roofing and siding, roof calculation, advanced blueprint reading, principles of foundations, building codes, basic deck construction, energy codes, and insulation. Students completing Advanced Construction Technology with a grade of C or better are encouraged to enroll in Residential Finish Carpentry to become completers of the Construction Technology Program. Work Based Learning opportunities will be made available to all students in Advanced Construction Technology. Guest speakers from industry, job shadowing, and company tours will be part of the experience. Paid or unpaid internship opportunities will be available for advanced students who are ready to engage out in industry.
    Prerequisite: Completion of Construction Technology with a grade of C or better
  • Residential Finish Carpentry: This class offers students a discreet path, whether they are entering the workforce or are continuing their education. Students will learn all aspects of Residential Finish Carpentry. Components will encompass wall and ceiling coverings, interior door selection and installation, interior trim installation, and basic carpentry. Students will walk away with a creative skill set applicable to personal or career endeavors. Work Based Learning activities include attendance at the annual NH Construction Career Day. Students will gain exposure to career opportunities through hands-on learning as well as educational and career resources spanning from across the state. Students will have the ability to discuss post-secondary education opportunities. Work Based Learning inside in the classroom includes guest speakers and professionals in the field with workplace knowledge and experience. 
    Prerequisite: Completion of Construction Technology with a grade of C or better
    Successful completion of a two-course sequence results in college credits at Keene State College (credits may only be used at KSC.)
  • Woodworking Technology: In this exploratory non-pathway course, students will learn the safe use of hand and stationary power tools for cabinet making, home repair, and a wide variety of construction occupations. Students learn to work from a project plan, a bill of materials, and assembly instructions. The accurate use of lay-out tools is also stressed.