2017 - 2018 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

5561/5562 Foundations of Building and Construction Technology

1..5 credit per semester

This course is designed for students new to the construction industry. Students experience hand-on activities related to carpentry; electricity; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); masonry; and plumbing in one semester. Standards covered in the core curriculum include basic safety; introduction to construction math; introduction to hand tools; introduction to power tools; introduction to construction drawings; basic rigging; basic communication skills; basic employability skills; and introduction to materials handling.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit
Triple period

Special Program or Cluster Designations:
  • Career Clusters and Career and Technology Education - Construction & Development
  • Thomas Edison HS of Technology - Construction and Development Cluster
  • Additional Course Information:

Foundations of Building and Construction Technology

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