Building Trades

The Building Trades Career and Technical Education Program meets the job needs of the Philadelphia area.  Jobs in facility maintenance are expected to grow by 5.3% by 2020.  This program will provide skills needed for those types of jobs. 

Over the three years of coursework, students will gain relevant, classroom and hands-on experience in carpentry, electricity, plumbing and light masonry in safe, realistic job settings.  Students will work on a variety of projects and exercises designed to build strong work ethic, method and materials understanding, related math, communication and employable skills.

Students who choose the building trades career path, will be prepared for productive, rewarding careers in the building trades/property maintenance or construction field.  They will also have opportunities for cooperative education jobs during their senior year. 


  • National Center for Construction Education & Research (N.C.C.E.R) in core curriculum
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10& 30 safety certifications