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Structural Construction

The Structural Construction program allows students the critical opportunities needed to have a successful career in construction. The program is designed to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of carpenters engaged in general construction. 

Students develop a strong foundation in carpentry and masonry during the two-year program. Students also learn current building techniques, estimating, construction costs, blueprint reading and building trade terms. Students design, estimate, cut, and assemble construction projects.

The program is NCCER Accredited, allowing students the opportunity to earn college credit and 1 year apprenticeship credit. Demand for qualified, well-educated construction workers will grow 13 percent through 2026.  

“Working with guys who have years of experience in the Construction industry is extremely rewarding. When you think that a house will probably be the most expensive thing you own, I want to have the knowledge to make smart decisions and know what to look for in a home.”

Practical Learning Experiences

Students develop a strong foundation in carpentry, masonry, electricity, and plumbing and pipe fitting.

Program Activities:

  • Build on-site project homes
  • Cost estimating and blueprint reading
  • Framing and roofing
  • Door, window and floor installation
  • Design and build outdoor features

Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One Construction Technology - Core and Sustainable Construction
Carpentry and Masonry Technical Skills

Year Two Structural Systems
Structural Coverings and Finishes
Structural Construction Capstone




David Marsteller

Structural Construction Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Industry Certifications

NCCER Level One Certification for Apprenticeship
10-hour OSHA
Forklift Operator
Manlift/Scissor Lift Operator
Bobcat Operations

College Partnerships

Columbus State Community College
Hocking College
Ohio State University (ATI)
Owens Community College

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential

$42,000 (Carpenter)
$52,000 (Construction Foreman)
$72,000 (Project Manager)


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