Building Trades

Instructor: Mr. David Ayres


Instructor: Mr. Robert Hassaj


Instructor: Mr. Jerrold Mackereth


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Course Description

CIP Code: 46.0401

Building/Property Maintenance and Manager


This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the maintenance and repair of residential, office, apartment buildings and other commercial buildings. Instruction includes the basics of carpentry, millwork, plumbing, painting, glazing, electricity, plastering, welding, minor sheet metal, concreting, bricklaying, tile setting, hardware usage, heating, ventilation, waterproofing, roofing and record keeping. The Construction Technology Program is an excellent option for students interested in a career related to residential and commercial construction.


This program includes studies in Carpentry, Masonry, Electricity, Plumbing. The first and second level students rotate through each of the construction trade laboratories, providing exposure to the skills required for success in each occupation. In the third year, the student has the option of remaining in the rotation or selecting a major for the year. 

Course Content

Topics of Study include:

  • Safety

  • Building & Property Maintenance

  • Carpentry & Repairs

  • Portable Power Tools

  • Tools and Machine Maintenance

  • Structures: Roofs, Floors, Stairs, Doors, Windows, Walls

  • Masonry: Concrete, Floor and Wall Tile,

  • Residential Electrical Circuits

  • Residential Plumbing

  • Finishing Materials

  • Environmental Control Systems

Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Building Trades Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • Building Trades Black Tee Shirt

  • Work pants/Jeans with belt

  • Leather work boots



  • Tool box

  • Lock

  • Tools - Click HERE for Building Trades Tool List

Related Occupations

  • Carpenter

  • Plumber

  • Electrician

  • General Contractor

  • Project Manager

  • Sales and Service Technician

  • Mason

  • Architect

  • Estimator

  • Building Inspector Technician

  • Job Site Supervisor

  • Construction Engineer

Potential Certifications

Students in the Building Trades Program may earn the following certifications:

  • NOCTI Building/Property Maintenance PA

  • OSHA 10 hour Certification

  • Gastite Certification

  • Tracpipe Certification

  • NCCER Credentials (various trades)

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Building Trades program are attending:

  • Williamson Trade School

  • PA College of Technology

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • Drexel University


Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.

Click HERE and select Building/Property Maintenance and Manager 46.0401 and your year of graduation to see what Articulation Agreements are available for this program of study.

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