Skilled & Technical Sciences



Program Instructor:

  • Brett Forsman

Program Rationale:

With the continuous need of skilled and knowledgeable employees in the construction industry, this pathway will help provide employees that are trained and work ready.  Students will be provided with the opportunities to be in an industry setting while learning the trade and becoming work ready for successful transition into a future career or continuing their education.

Program Description:

This program is designed for a student who has a desire to learn about the construction industry. Student will gain knowledge of wall and roof framing, roof covering, siding, soffit, insulation, drywall, finish carpentry, cabinet construction and cabinet installation. Construction related careers as well as safety procedures and proper use of hand and power tools will be covered.  Students will be exposed many subcontractors in the construction industry while constructing a home from a clear lot to a finished house.

  • Junior Year Course- Principles of Construction Technology and Finish Carpentry 
  • Senior Year Course- Advanced Construction Technology

Nebraska Career Clusters:

This link provides videos on industries in Nebraska related to this pathway.

Nebraska Career Clusters Video

Course Information


2-4 semesters


  • CareerSafe- OSHA 10hr certified
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum certified

 Dual credit

14 Credit Hours Central Community College

Criterion to be considered for admission include

EXPLORE test taken as an 8th grader or Asset, Compass, or ACT Test; 2.0 grade point average; 10 absences or less; behavior record, and recommendations


Masonry, Plumber, Carpenter, Electrician, Construction Management, Architecture, HVAC

Entry Level Salary

$15-$18 per hour

Student Organization



Introduction to Built Environment 1000EA0 (9th and 10th Graders)

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