Monday, August 21st, 2017

Construction Academy

Students who enroll in this academy enjoy bringing a plan on paper to reality. The Academy is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and problem solving skills to enter a career in the construction field and to pursue life-long learning within the construction profession. The curriculum enhances and supports academics including mathematics, science, computer technology, communication skills, and team building skills. The technical skills instruction is project based and real-time as would be found on a real job site. No simulations are used. The curriculum may include residential and commercial construction practices and skills, reading and interpreting drawings, using hand and power tools, plotting layouts, understanding building codes, drawing and design, estimating, and safety and health. Graduates of this program will be competitive applicants to apprenticeship programs, technical schools, and to colleges, and are able to earn livable wages upon program completion. Graduates of this program are in high demand by small and large industry contractors in the valley.
Program Features
Academy students study core academics that are enhances through real-time projects and validates against industry standards.

The facilities include a Sheetmetal and Welding Lab, an Advanced Construction Lab, an Engineering & Design Lab, an Electronics & Electricity Lab, and a Computer Lab.

Newly remodeled labs have ample work and study space, are well-lighted, and contain up-to-date instructional and visual aid equipment and power tools.

Students participate in a Mentor Program where mentors guide students through their transition from high school to an apprenticeship, to college, or to a job.

Courses include: Processes of Technology, Construction Technology I, Construction Technology II, and Construction Technology III.

Completion of the program leads to a diploma seal, industry validated certificates, and honors in Career Technical Education.

Program graduates are eligible for assistance in finding employment in the construction field.

The Construction Technology Academy program is articulated with San Jose City College.

Students who have completed Grade 11 are offered a paid summer internship with construction companies.

Field trips to college campuses, apprenticeship training centers, and construction companies.

Students attend an annual Career Fair Expo where they are able to experience more than 10 different construction trades with hands on activities.