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Construction Technology

Construction Technology

CONSTRUCTION TECH 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 Technology,  Advanced Construction Technology and Residential Finish Carpentry 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 Technology 
1 Credit  Grades 10-12
The Construction Technology class is the introduction to basic residential construction. 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.
Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete Woodworking Technology
Advanced Construction Technology 
1 Credit  Grades 10 -12
This course is the continuation of the Construction Technology Program. Students will review skills learned in Construction Technology. Students will then use these skills to perform more complex and challenging opera-tions and projects such as building sheds, rough stair construction, exterior roofing and siding, roof calculation, advanced blue print 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 en-gage out in industry.
Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Completion of Construction Technology with a grade of “C” or better. 
Residential Finish Carpentry 
1 Credit  Grades: 10-12
This class offers students a discreet path whether they are entering the work force or continuing their education. Students will learn all aspects of Residential Finish Carpentry. Components will encompass wall and 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. Work based learning activities include attendance at the annual NH Construction Career Days. 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 the classroom include guest speakers and professionals in the field with workplace knowledge and experience.
Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Completion of Construction Technology 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).

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

Woodworking Technology I 
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