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Building & Construction

Building and Construction Career Technical Education Pathway

Build Your Career

The Building & Construction Pathway lays a strong foundation for college and career success by teaching students fundamentals in the field. Students will learn how to work safely in a shop environment and develop skills that will give them a true competitive advantage in their careers. Students will have the opportunity to work both individually and in teams to design and build projects. Upon completion of the pathway, students can enter the Carpenters Apprenticeship Training program in Camarillo and will also be able to earn OSHA and WCA Certifications. Through coursework and career guidance, students earn a competitive advantage in the job market.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for a building and construction career. Classes include:

  • Sustainable & Residential Commercial Construction
  • Building & Construction Trades Student Led Enterprise (CP)
  • Tech Cabinet Making & Carpentry (CP)

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of building and construction. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Ventura College
  • DW Drums
  • Jean Larrivée Guitars
  • Mayan Hardwoods
  • Cabinetmaking Shops
  • Carpenters Union Training Facility

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your education in building and construction and get a head start on your career with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Finish Carpenter’s Helper
  • Framer
  • Roofer
  • CNC Machinist
  • Bench Carpenter

Industry Average: $35,000 - $55,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

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Ready to Build?

Contact your college & career technician for availability. 
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teacher:
Lisset Perez

Interested in pursuing this career after graduation?


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