Program of Studies 2022-2023 » Construction


CONSTRUCTION is a competency-based Career & Technical Education program offered at Milford High School & Applied Technology Center. To earn completer status in this program, students must pass Construction 1, 2, and 3 with a grade of “C” or better. Students are eligible to earn Industry-Validated Certificates or Credentials by passing the Third-Party assessments administered to program completers. 




Construction I  1765

1 Credit Grades 10-12
The Construction I class is the introduction to basic residential construction. Focus on safe, appropriate use of construction related hand and power tools will be stressed.  Students will engage in a variety of modules to develop and practice skills from blueprint reading to rough framing and basic finished construction. Students are exposed to a variety of industry related experiences and guest speakers.  Upon successful completion of this class, students are encouraged to continue on to Construction II. 

Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete Woodworking 



Construction II 1766 col

1 Credit Grades 10 -12

This course is the continuation of the Construction Program. Students will review skills learned in Construction 1. Students will engage in more advanced skills including metal stud framing, drywall, exterior roofing and siding, roof calculations, and building codes.  These skills will be applied to more complex and challenging operations and projects such as building sheds, chicken coops, rough stair construction and basic deck construction. Guest speakers from industry, job shadowing and company tours will be part of the experience. Advanced students who are ready to join the workforce will be assisted in pursuing paid or unpaid work based learning opportunities. Students will become OSHA-10 certified. 

Students completing Construction III with a grade of “C” or better are encouraged to enroll in Construction III  to become completers of the Construction Program.

Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Completion of Construction Technology 1 with a grade of “C” or better. 

Articulation Agreement - successful completion of 2 course sequence results in college credits at Keene State College (may only be used at KSC). 




Construction Tech III  1769

1 Credit Grades 10-12

This class offers students a discrete path whether they are entering the workforce or continuing their education. Emphasis of this course is refinement and application of skills in hands on projects.  Students will continue to advance their skills in knowledge in carpentry and construction.  This course covers more advanced aspects of the construction process, many aspects of residential finish carpentry, and fine woodworking. Components will encompass wall and insulations, ceiling coverings, interior door selection/installation, interior trim installation, and basic carpentry. Students will walk away with a creative skill set applicable to personal or career endeavors. 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 explore post-secondary education opportunities. Work based learning inside the classroom include guest speakers and professionals in the field with workplace knowledge and experience.
Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Completion of Construction 2 with a grade of “C” or better. 


Program Assistantships or Independent Study opportunities may be available to selected students for credit. Interested students that have completed the core of the Construction program should discuss these possibilities with the program instructor. 



Woodworking 1700

1 Credit Grades 9-12

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 layout tools is also stressed.

Expectation: Quality Producer