Construction

Occupation Opportunities
Electrician
General Contractor

Certification Opportunities
NCCER Certifications
OSHA-10 Certification*
*required to continue in the course

Credits for this Program Include:
Electricity I (1 Credit)
Electricity II (2 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes
Physical endurance to crouch, bend, and stand for long periods of time
Work with precise standards of accuracy
Good mathematical ability

Dual Enrollment credit available
pending eligibility.

Courthouse Campus

This program is designed to prepare students to work in a residential, commercial or industrial area of electricity. Students learn blueprint reading, problem solving, troubleshooting, wiring skills, and become familiar with the National Electric Code. Successful and eligible students may interview with local contractors at the end of the course for work based learning opportunities: internships or apprenticeships. These positions can be held during a student’s senior year.

Internship: Working with a local contractor for experience and no high school credit.
Apprenticeship: Working with a local contractor for approved apprenticeship hours through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

Occupation Opportunities
HVAC Technician
General Contractor

Certification Opportunities
NCCER HVAC Level 1
EPA 608
OSHA-10 Certification*
*required to continue in the course

Credits for this Program Include:
HVAC I (1 Credit)
HVAC II (2 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes
Physical endurance to stand, bend, and stand for long periods of time
Work with precise standards of accuracy
Good mathematical ability

Dual Enrollment credit available
pending eligibility.

Courthouse Campus

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

This program is designed to instruct students in the refrigeration cycle, electrical wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting. Students train on oil, gas, and electric furnaces and air-cooling equipment and learn to analyze equipment and diagnose problems.

Successful and eligible students may interview with local contractors at the end of the course for work based learning opportunities: internships or apprenticeships. These positions can be held during a student’s senior year.

Internship: Working with a local contractor for experience and no high school credit.
Apprenticeship: Working with a local contractor for approved apprenticeship hours through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

Occupation Opportunities
Plumber
General Contractor

Certification Opportunities
NCCER Certifications
OSHA-10 Certification*
*required to continue in the course

Credits for this Program Include:
Plumbing I (1 Credit)
Plumbing II (2 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes
Physical endurance to bend, crouch, and stand for long periods of time
Work with precise standards of accuracy
Good mathematical ability

Courthouse Campus

This program is designed to prepare students to install, alter, and repair pipe systems for residential and commercial applications. Students are also taught how to install, service and repair various plumbing fixtures and appliances. The course provides an introduction to arc welding that includes safety procedures; the operation of AC and DC power sources; polarities, heats, and electrodes for use in joining steel alloys; running beads, butt and fillet welds; and assessment of weld quality. Successful and eligible students may interview with local contractors at the end of the course for work based learning opportunities: internships or apprenticeships. These positions can be held during a student’s senior year.

Internship: Working with a local contractor for experience and no high school credit.
Apprenticeship: Working with a local contractor for approved apprenticeship hours through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

Occupation Opportunities
Carpenter
General Contractor

Certification Opportunities
NCCER Certifications
OSHA-10 Certification*
*required to continue in the course

Credits for this Program Include:
Carpentry I (1 Credit)
Carpentry II (2 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes
Physical endurance to stoop, bend, and stand for long periods of time
Work with precise standards of accuracy
Tolerance for noise, dust, and dirt
Physical strength to lift heavy objects
Good mathematical ability

Courthouse Campus

This program is designed to teach students the fundamentals of blueprint reading, the use of hand and power tools, and on-the-job carpentry practices. Emphasis is placed on the methods of residential construction and installation techniques. Students gain experience by constructing various structures, including a scale model single-family home. Successful and eligible students may interview with local contractors at the end of the course for work based learning opportunities: internships or apprenticeships. These positions can be held during a student’s senior year.

Internship: Working with a local contractor for experience and no high school credit.
Apprenticeship: Working with a local contractor for approved apprenticeship hours through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.