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Construction Technology

Introduction

Whether residential, commercial, industrial, or recreational, construction has always played  a central role in human life. Through construction courses that incorporate learning opportunities outside school, students will learn about the tools, equipment, and processes required to design, construct, and maintain a variety of buildings and structures. They will also learn about the construction industry’s health and safety standards, building codes and regulations, and employment opportunities and careers in the various sectors of the industry.

Courses

Gr 10 Construction - TCJ20

This course introduces students to building materials and processes through opportunities to design and build various construction projects. Students will learn to create and read
working drawings; become familiar with common construction materials, components, and processes; and perform a variety of fabrication, assembly, and finishing operations. They will use a variety of hand and power tools and apply knowledge of imperial and metric systems of measurement, as appropriate. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.

Gr 11 Construction - TCJ3C

This course focuses on residential and light construction systems related to commercial, industrial,
and/or recreational construction. Students will learn about the tools, materials, equipment, and
methods used in the light construction industry; structural analysis and design; presentation and
working drawings; and auxiliary systems. They will also estimate materials and labour costs;
study industry standards and building codes; consider health and safety issues and energy
conservation; and explore careers and the impact of construction technology on society and
the environment.

Gr 12 Construction - TCJ4C

This course focuses on advanced residential construction, more complex construction systems,
and the introduction of heavy construction related to commercial, industrial, and/or recreational
construction. Students will learn about the tools, materials, equipment, and methods used in
the light and heavy construction industries; structural analysis and design; presentation and
working drawings; and auxiliary systems. They will also estimate materials and labour costs;
study industry standards and building codes; consider health and safety issues; and explore
energy conservation, careers, and the impact of construction technology on society and the
environment.