Does working in the construction field interest you? How about working as a plumber, mason, or an electrician? In Building Trades, you can learn to utilize all these trades and more. The in-depth training you receive includes hanging doors, applying sheetrock, finishing floors, and the basics of framing and finishing a structure. Apprenticeships in plumbing and electrical are also a part of this program. Students in Building Trades spend time off campus at actual job sites working with experts in their field.

Building Trades I 70843

This class is an option for students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Admittance is based upon a completed application that reflects the student’s success in the following three areas:

  • Attendance
  • Attitude and behavior
  • Advancement toward grade-appropriate proficiency in entry level Algebra

Building Trades II & III 70844

This class is an option for all students who have participated in and met Building Trades I proficiencies.

***Upon request, Northwest Technical Center will relocate Building Trades computer lab activities to an accessible location outside the Building Trades classroom.

Additional Program Information

Embedded Credit Credential Dual Enrollment CTSO
Math (.5 credit each year) National Center for Construction Education and Research Hilift Training Certification OSHA 10 hours Safety Course


First Aid

Community College of VT Construction Lab (2 credits)

Residential Construction Systems (3 credits)

Period Specialty Modules: (One Electives) Construction Trades Foundations – 70812 Students will be exposed to power tools and safety practices related to construction and will be able to identify the various employment opportunities in the construction field. Areas to be introduced are masonry, ceramic tile, plumbing and heating, painting, weatherization, electrical, house framing, and many more.
Construction Trades Enrichment – 70812E Open to all students enrolled in Building Trades I, II, and III, this course will provide students with more hands on and on site experience.
Instructors: Ross Lavoie
Tel: (802) 527-6502

Email: rlavoie@maplerun.org

Mark Capsey
Tel: (802) 527-6496
Email: mcapsey@maplerun.org