Target Student: Grades 10, 11 & 12 students seeking careers in the building maintenance field
Course Length: 1-3 years
Credits: Up to 4 per year in CTE.Course Syllabus (Click Here)Employability Profile (Click Here)
Introduction to Trades: Building Maintenance
Introduction to Trades: Building Maintenance (Bohlen Tech Center only)
Interested in developing your general employment skills while also trying out a variety of trades? Here’s your chance! BOCES’ Building Maintenance program not only helps you with professional and personal development (work ethic, positive attitude, problem-solving, communications skills, personal grooming, etc.), it also gives you an opportunity to work hands-on using equipment that’s current with industry standards. You’ll develop real-world skills in lawn care, landscape maintenance, shop techniques, manufacturing, trail maintenance, chainsaw/firewood, horticulture (greenhouse, gardening, orchard) and custodial work. Choice of one-, two-, or three-year options or to transfer into one of our construction-related or other CTE programs for your junior or senior year.
Sample units of study
- Basic carpentry
- Lawn care/landscaping
- Custodial maintenance
- Introductory construction
- Students can earn credits in the The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) construction laborer apprenticeship program;
- Opportunities for field trips to potential employment sites and agencies, job fairs and internships.