Instructor: Mr. David Ayres


Instructor: Mr. Robert Hassaj


Instructor: Mr. Jerrold Mackereth


Instructional Aide: Mr. Kendell Wilson

Building Trades

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

  • Building/Property Maintenance PA

  • OSHA 10 hour Certification

  • Gastite Certification

  • Tracpipe Certification

  • NCCER Credentials (various trades)

Post-Secondary Education

All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills.  Recent graduates from the Building Trades program are attending  Williamson Free Trade School, PA College of Technology, Montgomery County Community College and Drexel University.

Course Description

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. 


This major can be incorporated with work-based learning in a paid or unpaid position.

Course Content

The curriculum used is developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research.  Students utilize state-of-the-art construction software systems to supplement their classroom and shop learning experience. Incorporated into the programs are trade math, estimation, safety, blueprint reading, drawing and building codes.

     Carpentry and Masonry topics include the use of a variety of hand and power tools, site layout, framing, siding, and finish trim along with installation of brick/block walls, fireplaces, and patios.    

      Plumbing topics include water supply, gas supply and drainage systems, copper, cast iron, PVC, and installation, maintenance and repair of gas line.


Electrical topics include residential and commercial electrical systems in addition to category 5 and fiber optic cable systems.


Learning Environment

In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students.  Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers.  Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future.  The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.


Student Organizations
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).  Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.


Central Montco Technical High School  has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.


National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. 


Articulation Agreements
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.  Contact our guidance department for more information.

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821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.