Program of Studies 2023-2024 » 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. 




Note: Students who have completed Construction I will complete the Construction program by taking Construction II & III.  Students new to this pathway should begin by taking Carpentry I (see Carpentry Program Page).



Construction II 1766

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.

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




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.
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

CTE Work Based Learning
1/2 Credit*              Grades: 11 - 12 
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is to give students enrolled in a CTE program the opportunity to explore careers & develop skills via workplace learning experiences outside the classroom setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the world of work, develop skills & attitudes and practice workplace competencies & technical skills needed to be successful in their chosen career path (related to their CTE program). Work Based Learning is a work-based situation which allows a student an opportunity for a real work experience in conjunction with a classroom teacher, a work-site mentor, and a Work Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator. This team will coordinate academic and occupational skills that a student will learn and apply on the job. Classwork is meant to supplement and complement the experience, therefore it is expected that students will attend class when scheduled and complete all work as assigned. Credits will be awarded based on satisfactory evaluations from their site supervisor, participation in seminars, completion of related assignments & the number of verified WBL hours. The student is expected to meet with the Career Development Specialist regularly during TASC.
Requirements: Students are required to meet all pre-employment & employment expectations (including all policies, rules, & regulations). This may include, but is not limited to, aptitude screenings, physicals, background checks, drug screenings, dress code, cell phone policy etc. WBL activities may take place during the school day or outside of school hours, paid and non paid. 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of 1 year (2 credits) in a CTE program, 2.3 GPA or higher and passed all classes in the semester prior to the WBL experience; excellent attendance and discipline record; the ability to work independently; reliable transportation; and parent/guardian support and approval.

*Credit: based on hours completed (up to 1 credit per semester or summer)