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 drafting plans, estimating material, hanging doors, applying sheetrock, finishing floors, and the basics of framing and finishing a structure.

Building Trades I / Geometry in Construction
Geometry in Construction is an alternative approach to learning Geometry that is available as an option for students taking Geometry next year at Bellows Free Academy.  This class is an option for students in grades 10, 11 and 12. This team taught (Geometry / Building Trades course will integrate Bellows Free Academy’s Geometry curriculum with Northwest Career & Technical Center’s Building Trades curriculum. 

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

Over the course of the two-year program students may earn:

Embedded Credit: Geometry (1 integrated/transcripted credit first year)
Math (.5 credit second year)

Credential: Associated General Contractors Certification; CPR/AED, First Aid; Hilift Training Certification; Lead Containment; National Career Readiness Certificate; National Center for Construction Education and Research Certification; OSHA 10 hour Safety Course

Period Specialty Modules
(One Period Electives)

Construction Trades Foundations

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

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.


Stephen Allard
Instructor | Building Trades I
(802) 527-2265

Danielle Bombardier
Instructor | Geometry in Construction/Electrical
(802) 527-6592

Ross Lavoie
Instructor | Building Trades II
(802) 527-6502

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