Residential Construction Pathway

  • The West Ada Career Technical Education (CTE) Residential Construction program offers students a hands-on learning experience, straight from a construction job site.  This awesome pathway begins in the 10th grade, where students will travel to CTE Center- Renaissance Campus to learn basic carpentry skills, safety procedures, blueprint reading, rigging, construction math and proper use of hand and power tools, in Construction I.

    Students will finish out the pathway with Construction II & III during their 11th and 12th grade years.  This is where the fun begins! Students will put their skills to use on an active construction job site where they will take part in a community construction project.  A CTE shuttle will transport students to and from the job site, which will serve as their new classroom.

    While on location at the construction job site, students will be expected to wear proper safety equipment and dress appropriately for the day.  Students will participate in all aspects of the building process including framing of floor and walls, installation of roofing materials, siding, windows, doors, drywall, cabinets and painting.  In addition, safety instruction and construction terminology will also be mastered by students, as well as completion of OSHA training.

    Pathway Course Sequence:

    • Residential Construction I
      10th grade; full year class
    • Residential Construction II 
      11th grade, full year class
    • Residential Construction III 
      12th grade; full year class
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The OSHA Advantage!

  • Did you know that holding OSHA training certification, as required for Construction III, is highly valued and considered to be a bonus to employers?

Laying the Foundation for Your Career

2020-2021 Construction II & III Class Project

  • This school year, Residential Construction students are working on-site at Star Elementary School.  Here they get to put their skills and acquired knowledge to work.  Our industry partners, ESI, graciously assist and share some industry experience with students.  Check out their hard work!

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    Click here to follow along with the Star Elementary project!

CTE Center- Renaissance Campus

  • The Residential Construction program creates an unique academic experience for students in the pathway.  Students will take Construction I during their 10th grade year at CTE Center- Renaissance Campus.  Once they advance to Construction II & III during their 11th and 12th grade years, they will travel to a local construction site to complete a class project, putting their skills to use.  Construction project sites vary each school year.  Students may choose to self transport to the job site or utilize a CTE shuttle, provided to all students enrolled in the pathway.    

    The CTE Center-Renaissance Campus is located on the Renaissance High School campus, in Meridian, Idaho.  This campus features a state of the art career technical facility, housing numerous CTE programs as well as serving students as a School of Choice High School that focuses on academic rigor and college readiness.