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Ken Rauton

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Mr. Rauton


Course 1 : Introduction to Building Construction
Introduction to Construction is designed to give students a basic understanding of the construction field with an emphasis on carpentry, and maintenance. A combination of classroom lectures, direct teaching and hands-on experience in safety, hand and power tools, blueprints, construction math, communication skills, and employability skills provides the foundation for successful students to progress to Building Construction 1. When a student completes a module in this class, he/she will be registered with the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
Prerequisite: Completion of 9th Grade
Course 2: Building Construction 1
This course is part of the instructional program that prepares students to perform entry-level building construction tasks. Students are immersed in a curriculum that includes standards from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) where they learn the preliminary instruction in basic carpentry, masonry, residential electricity, plumbing and safety practices. Students participate in classroom and shop experiences using hand and power tools. A strong emphasis is placed on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Construction Technology with a minimum grade of 77 or teacher recommendation.
Course 3: Building Construction 2 
Building Construction 2 students continue the NCCER Curriculum and develop more advanced skills through extensive hands-on applications. This course provides in-depth instruction on floor systems, wall framing, roofing and masonry projects. Students learn to read and interpret blueprints, sketches and building plans. Building Construction 2 students will have the opportunity to participate in a capstone project on site.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Building Construction 1 with a minimum grade of 77 or teacher recommendation. 
Architecture and Construction, Work-Based Credit/Youth Apprenticeship
The Youth Apprentice will work in a local business/industry in the area of Building Construction. The student will be supervised by an employee of the business/industry. Students work three hours per school day and are paid for their work. This course is a competency based Work-based Learning Program. It is strongly recommended that the Work Based Learning (WBL) opportunity connects to the student’s IGP cluster.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Building Construction 2. Students will be selected through an application process.