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Residential and Commercial Construction

Thousand Oaks High School

Do you like to work with your hands? Are you good at fixing things or learning how things are put together? Do you envision a career where you can build something out of nothing, complete home renovations and make improvements to existing structures? The courses in the Residential and Commercial Construction Pathway will teach you how to accomplish all of this. From framing to electrical to plumbing, these courses will develop high-demand skills and put you on track to be hired in one of these career paths.

This Pathway teaches you ...

  • Introduction to construction materials and methods through hands-on application
  • Essential tool safety and handling
  • 15 different industry trades
  • Building skills to bring blueprints to life
  • Woodworking principles and industry practices
  • How to use hand tools
  • Use of modern machinery

Real-world opportunities through this Pathway include ...

  • Students will have the opportunity to earn their OSHA certificate
  • Students learn the basics in 15 different trades, which will increase their opportunities for hiring in the future
  • Students are introduced to industry standard techniques to be competitive in future job interviews
  • Construction Technology Team that competes in building competitions to demonstrate construction skills, develop student leadership and teamwork 
  • Guest speakers share their experiences, provide advice and empower students to envision their future in these construction-related industries
  • Each unit of study provides students a hands-on learning experience to reinforce the concepts in order to further the learning and skill development

This Pathway will prepare me for …

This Pathway prepares students for a career in the residential and commercial construction industry, paired with safety training and knowledge of various trades and construction techniques.

What our students are saying ...

“This program has taught me skills that will help me fix things in my own home in the future. I am still considering my future career opportunities, but with this Construction Technology course, I know that I can explore these jobs with confidence. I also like that we got to earn our OSHA safety certification.”
- Keaton W.

“Woodworking Principles helps me develop teamwork and critical thinking skills. I enrolled in this class because I really like working with my hands and wanted to learn more about tools and how to use them. I am one of the only girls, but this class has shown me that I can do what I love and not hide my passion for woodworking.”
- Kelly G.

Check out our students’ work!

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About the Pathway teacher