- Intermediate (7-10)
- Senior (11-12)
- Course Planning
- Community Involvement
- Specialist High Skills Major Program
- Summer Education
There are six Construction Technology classes offered at St. Patrick High School. Specialist High Skill Major programs, Construction Technology classes and Integrated Technology classes are offered to students from grades 10-12.
The grade 10 classes are introduced to the construction industry exploring some of the many areas and systems used in construction today. Since this course has a large processing component personal safety and safe work practices are heavily embedded in every unit covered this year. Students will develop knowledge of basic construction methods and techniques by fabricating personal projects to take with them upon completion of the course as well as building group projects for the community.
All senior classes have the opportunity to construct individual projects as well as participate in the construction of larger scale projects for their community. Following the Catholic expectations, students will learn to respect the environment, using resources wisely and contributing to the common good.
The Grade 11 construction courses focus on residential and light construction systems related to commercial, industrial, and/or recreational buildings and structures. The Grade 12 courses focus on advanced residential and more complex construction, as well as the introduction of heavy construction systems, related to commercial, industrial, and/or recreational buildings and structures.
The SHSM–Construction continues to enable students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. The SHSM in construction requires students to complete seven sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs within the two years. SHSM students also earn 1 college credit and graduate with an SHSM Red Seal Diploma.