Construction Technology

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Construction Technology
Tuscola Technology Center, 1401 Cleaver Road, Caro, MI 48723


Instructor: Bob Dice
Ph: 989.673.5300, ext. 30449
Email:bdice@tuscolaisd.org


  • Program Information
  • Special Class Features & Certifications
  • College Credit/Articulation
  • Career Pathways
  • Student Organizations & Competitions
  • Colleges To Consider
  • Work Placement Opportunities
  • Advisory Committees

 

Program Information

Students will have the opportunity to gain experience and learn a wide variety of skills used in the construction industry including: estimating materials, foundation and framing techniques, exterior and interior finishes, basic electrical and plumbing, insulation, drywall, masonry/cement flat work and safety & scaffolding techniques.

Students will receive hands-on training working on various projects in the lab and throughout the community . Some of these may include: roofing projects, exterior finishes and building storage facilities. Currently students are building a home. 

Special Class Features and Certifications
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NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) youth apprenticeship program is offered to students attending the Construction Technology Program. When a student completes a youth apprenticeship program, they can enter a standard apprenticeship program at the second-year level, or enter a community college and apply youth apprenticeship credits toward a two-year degree.

Student Organizations & Competitions

Students have the opportunity to become members in the following organizations:

  • SkillsUSA allows students to demonstrate their occupational and leadership skills. Students have the opportunity to attend and compete at three levels: regional, state, and national.
  • MITES (Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society) encourages and recognizes fine craftmanship in the field of industry, technology, and career and technical education in the state of Michigan. Students have the opportunity to attend and compete at two levels: regional and state.
  • Delta Skill Day competition awards students with scholarships to Delta College in addition to special recognition for their accomplishments.

To learn more visit Student Organizations.

Career Pathways
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There are many different careers available to students after successful completion of training in the Construction Technology Program. Students can select from a wide variety of entry-level positions such as: roofer, sider, framer, painter, carpenter laborer, and carpenter helper.

Students may continue training at a college or trade school for more advanced careers in Construction Technology.

College Credit and Articulation
One way the Tuscola Technology Center is able to help students make the successful transition from high school to college is by offering articulated college credit. The technical skills and knowledge a student learns can save tuition fees, shorten the time a student spends in college and reduces the duplication of courses at the college level. To receive articulated credit a student needs good grades, good attendance, and be able to demonstrate that they have the maturity to bypass the college level courses.

Students have the opportunity to earn up to 10 credit hours in Construction Technology at Delta College. 
Colleges to Continue Construction Technology
  • Alpena Community College
  • Baker College
  • Delta College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Henry Ford Community College
  • Kirtland Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Lawrence Technological Institute
  • Michigan State University
  • Mott Community College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Western Michigan University 
Work Placement Opportunities

Work experience and internships in area businesses are a highlight of this program. Second year students are given an opportunity to complete co-op experiences. Students have the opportunity to have co-op experiences with such businesses as: UBC Lumber, JAG Electric,  Newton-Johnson Plumbing & Heating, Hopp's Lumber, Self-Serve Lumber, Sakon Builders, and Boesch Builders. 

Advisory Committees

The Tuscola Technology Center is fortunate to have community and business leaders involved in the success of our students.

The committee members are professionals in business and industry as well as counselors and teachers from Tuscola County. Their input is vital in assuring that our students receive industry standard instruction in their field of study.