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Otsego Northern Catskills



Building Trades

Instructor: Dan Amos
Course Description
The Building Trades Program covers the carpentry, plumbing, masonry, and electrical trades.  “Hands-on” projects help students learn about blueprint reading, building layout, house framing, residential wiring, plumbing and masonry.

End Outcomes
1. Technical Skills—Students will demonstrate knowledge of the theory and structure of the industry and apply that knowledge in practical experiences, while building demonstration models.

2. Safety—Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of personal job safety standards and procedures to all aspects of their training during their participation in the program.

3. Integrated Academics—Students will demonstrate and apply math, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to classroom activities, projects,and work experiences during participation in the program.

4. Employability Skills—Students will develop and demonstrate employability skills in class activities, projects and work experiences during participation in the program.

Performance Objectives

1. Technical Skills

A. Safety

B. Tools and Equipment
C. Site Preparation

D. Masonry

E. Framing

F. Roofing

G. Interior Finish

H. Exterior Finish

I. Electrical

J. Plumbing

K. Cabinetry

2. Safety

Students will follow all safety rules, maintain tools and equipment, dress appropriately, describe the Right To Know Law and describe pertinent OSHA regulations.

3. Integrated Academics

Students will research and collect data, facts, ideas and concepts from a variety of sources (spoken, written, and electronic) for assigned projects and for a variety of purposes; interpret and analyze information collected to develop and implement an industry related project plan; incorporate relevant experience, data ideas and other information to complete projects to industry standards; develop a summary project presentation that involves analysis and an evaluation of the project outcome; evaluate their own role and the role of teammates using predetermined criteria in completion of the project; and communicate with peers, teachers, customers and employers for a variety of purposes.

4. Employability Skills

Students will find, evaluate, choose and use technical manuals and trade journals.


The Building Trades Program offers the following certifications:

= Fork Truck Operator Safety

= HEAT (Home Energy Analyst Technician)

= OSHA 10 Construction

= OSHA 10 General Industry

= First Aid


Articulation Agreements
Students in the Building Trades Program may receive advanced placement or college credit through:

= SUNY Delhi

= Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Students in the Building Trades    Program may be eligible for the following scholarships:

= Clark Scholarship

= Wightman’s Lumber Award

= Edward Donnelly Memorial Award

= Scott Dixon Memorial Award

= Otsego County Highway Supt. Award

= National Technical Honor Society


= College for Every Student

SkillsUSA is a student organization that develops leadership abilities and gives students the opportunity to participate in competitions in their vocational area