Building Trades Course

  • Course Description: Through North America’s Building Trades Unions, DPS Juniors and Seniors students will have the opportunity to experience a comprehensive pre-apprenticeship- readiness program with a goal of allowing the students to gain access to Building Trades’ registered programs.

    In Exploration of Building Trades students will dive into high quality, apprentice-level content to high school students interested in construction that promotes “earn while you learn”.

    The curriculum consists of the following topics: Construction Industry Orientation, Tools and Materials, Construction Health and Safety, Blueprint Reading, Basic Math for Construction, Heritage of the American Worker, Diversity in the Construction Industry, Green Construction and Financial Literacy.

    The main objective of the apprenticeship program is to prepare students with the necessary skills, nationally-recognized certifications, and college credits upon successful completion of the apprenticeship that the students can take anywhere in the country. Student will have the opportunity to visit construction sites and meet with members of the local trade unions as they explore this career pathway. Upon successful completion of the courses, the students will begin their pathway to middle-class career opportunities that provides both good pay and benefits offered by the building and construction trades’ contractor partners.

    Course : 2 Semesters


    • Successful completion of 2 years of Math
    • Successful completion of 2 years of English
    • Grade 11 or 12


    Any junior or senior level student interested should contact their counselor.