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Building Trades

Instructor: Mr. David Ayres


Instructor: Mr. William Barber


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 and commercial buildings. Instruction includes the basics of carpentry, electrical, millwork, plumbing, painting, minor sheet metal, masonry, tile setting, heating and OSHA safety standards.


The Building Trades Program is an excellent option for students interested in a career related to residential and commercial construction.

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 "High Vis" Tee Shirt

  • Work pants/Jeans with belt

  • Leather work boots

  • Hard Hat



  • Tool Bag

  • Lock

  • Tools - Click HERE for Building Trades Tool List


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.

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

  • Pennsylvania Pre-Apprentice Program

  • Gastite Certification

  • Tracpipe Certification

  • NCCER Credentials (various trades)

  • Ladder Safety Certification

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Building Trades program are attending:

  • Williamson Trade School

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • Drexel University

  • Thaddeus Stevens

Dual Enrollment with MCCC

The Building Trades Program is a Dual Enrollment Class with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). MCCC has approved our instructor as an adjunct professor. As a result, students will receive transcripted college credit(s) that can be used to continue their post-secondary education at MCCC or any number of institutions. Students must earn a grade of "B"or higher to receive the credit(s).

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