Instructor: Marvin Carlton
This program offers a 95% hands-on experience in most phases of residential construction. Once all safety procedures have been completed, students will be briefed on current building codes, span charts, blueprint reading, and estimating/scheduling. Aside from an occasional chapter/lesson plan related to the phase of the project we are in, the students will spend the remainder of the year at our off-campus job site, constructing a house or other project. Areas of study will include concrete, carpentry framing, roofing, siding and exterior trim, plumbing, HVAC, drywall and interior trim. In addition to using conventional lumber and understanding all its characteristics, they will also learn about and/or use composite materials and engineered lumber. Second year students are given the opportunity to obtain an internship, possibly receiving wages from an employer while gaining experience in a trade of choice that pertains to construction. (17002A001 & 002)
Mr. Carlton can be reached at 815/786-9873 or via e-mail at MCarlton@kidsroe.org.