The Building Trades program introduces students to the construction industry. Hands-on practice allows students the opportunity to become familiar with the proper use of hand tools, power tools, and to learn fundamental skills in carpentry, electrical-wiring, and plumbing. This course provides students with entry-level job skills in the Building Trades field. Students will become familiar with basic construction and related safety standards. Students will learn how to frame floors and walls; cut and shape stock and fastening stock (for example: nails, screws, staples, and other mechanical fasteners); determine materials needed for a project using a blueprint; install electrical wire switches and receptacles; learn about basic theory and electrical codes; and install plumbing, including copper and PVC pipe. Students will learn to install water distribution components, waste and soil pipes, shutoff valves, sinks, and a water closet. Upon completion of this course students may earn a NOCTI credential. Building Trades is a two year program with third year by invitation. It is available to 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students.