About the Program
Students in Construction Technology are introduced to several career areas during their two years in the program. Jobsite safety and the proper use of all hand and power tools are taught, and students receive an OSHA 10 hour training certification.
Carpentry skills, including floor, wall. and roof framing are covered, as well as coverings and finishes such as siding, soffits, roofing, drywall, interior doors, trim, and cabinet making. The use of leveling equipment for elevations, site work and layout are also covered. Basic plumbing, electrical wiring, and concrete are introduced so students have an overall understanding of the mechanical aspects incorporated into a project.
An emphasis is placed on learning the management of a jobsite like blueprint reading, planning the work to be done, estimating, scheduling and sequencing of the various trades to complete a project on time.
Career opportunities in the construction industry are introduced through guest speakers and field trips to trade unions, jobsite visits and employers like the carpenters, electrical workers, pipe fitters, laborers and operating engineers.
Career Pathways: Site Layout Apprentice, Rough and Finish Carpenter, Plumbing/Masonry/Electrician Apprentice, Drywaller/Roofer/Siding Installer
If you have maintained an acceptable GPA and attendance record during your junior year you may qualify for an early-placement work option during your senior year.
Placed in a job through this program, you will have the chance to practice the skills you have learned during your first year of study. Depending on your ability and interest, you might work in one of a number of different types of jobs having to do with residential or commercial building construction. This work experience will compose a large part of your final lab grade. Not only will you receive program credit, but you will also have the opportunity to build employability skills, garner trust and a positive work reference from your employer.
Should you wish to further your education as many Career Center graduates do, you will find that the time you invested in the Construction Technology program may earn you pre-approved college credit and/or credit toward industry certification.
Colleges which participate (articulate) with the Coshocton County Career Center for these credits currently include Hocking College.
Also, because the Construction Technology program content has been approved by NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research), you can earn the first year of NCCER’s four-year apprenticeship program, simply by completing the 2-year Construction Technology program. Some employers will even pay for their employees to complete their NCCER apprenticeship.
As a student in the program, you will also have the chance to join and participate in SkillsUSA – the student association for several career-technical programs at the Career Center. This involvement will give you an opportunity to improve your leadership and interpersonal skills and to compete in local, regional, state and national skills contests.
“Attending school at the Career Center was the best choice I ever made. The Building Trades program – and even more so the instructors – were a real stepping stone in getting ahead in my career as an electrician.”
- Larry Haines, 2003 Building Trades Program Completer, Electrical Apprentice, A/C Splitbolt, Wooster, Ohio
COSHOCTON COUNTY CAREER CENTER
COSHOCTON COUNTY JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
23640 AIRPORT ROAD, COSHOCTON, OH 43812-9599
The Coshocton County Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Rick Raach, Superintendent, 23640 Airport Road, Coshocton, OH 43812,
740/622-0211, ext. 1104
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Construction Tech Instructor
Mr. Brad Sarchet has been has been employed by the Career Center since 1996.
He is a 1982 graduate of River View High School and was a program completer of the Career Center that same year. After graduation, Mr. Sarchet worked in the construction industry for a period of 13 years, learning and practicing his trade first-hand. Among his employers were California Homes of Westerville and Longaberger Company Construction. Eventually, Mr. Sarchet launched his own general contracting business, which he still operates, working primarily in the summer months.
Mr. Sarchet received his Career Technical teaching certificate from The Ohio State University in 1998. He is a certified trainer for the National Center for Construction Education and Research and can administer NACCER testing within his curriculum. He also holds an OSHA 30 jobsite safety certification and administers OSHA 10 training to his students.
Mr. Sarchet was invited to serve as a member of the National Education Team at the 2011 Skills USA National Competition, in Kansas City. In that role, he assisted in the national Cabinetry contest.
Mr. Sarchet has worked to ensure real jobsite experience for his students, which has developed through an ongoing relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton. Construction Tech students have participated in major aspects of all Habitat homes built in Coshocton since the program began in 2004.