Construction Trades - Carpentry

Course Overview

Construction Technology I focuses on classroom and lab experiences involving the formation, installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, homes, and other structures. A history of construction, with an emphasis on future trends and career options, is also covered.

This program provides instruction in reading technical drawings and transforming those drawings into physical structures. The relationship of views and details, interpretation of dimension, transposing scale, tolerance, electrical symbols, sections, materials list, architectural plans, geometric construction, three-dimensional drawing techniques, and sketching are presented as well as elementary aspects of residential design and site work.

Students examine the design and construction of floor and wall systems and develop layout and floor construction skills. Blueprints and other professional planning documents are also covered. Students will develop an understanding and interpretation of the Indiana Residential Code for one and two-family dwellings and safety practices including OSHA’s safety & health standards for the construction industry.

Vincennes University Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
CNST 100 Construction Seminar 1   Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
CNST 105/105L Framing/Framing Lab 4   Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
CNST 120 Construction Safety 3   Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
CNST 160/160L Finish Carpentry 4   Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit


Industry Certifications

  • Carpenters Union Articulation
  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Certification
Concentrator Star

DOE Course


Recommended Grade Levels

11, 12  

Recommended Course Prerequisite

Introduction to Construction

High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 1 credit per semester
  • 2 credits maximum for each course
    • 7130 Principles of Construction Trades
    • 7123 Construction Trades: General Carpentry
    • 7122 Construction Trades: Framing and Finishing

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas