Building Trades

CIP: 46.0401

Building Skills for Your Future.

Practical experience and classroom training prepares students enrolled in the Building Trades program for employment in general construction or property maintenance. Students are taught carpentry, masonry, plumbing, roofing, drywall application, painting, and framing/finishing. They learn safety standard compliance, tool and equipment identification, communication skills and employability skills, with a strong emphasis placed on math and writing. Course content is relevant to commercial and industrial construction needs.

Students should expect to invest approximately $200 in specialized tools, uniforms, kits and reference books for this 3-year program.


Building Trades

Instructor: Frank Consorto & Joey Fick
Location: Aston and Folcroft Campuses

Successful Students Need:

Algebra I & II, Geometry, English, Reading Comprehension, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Applied Physics, Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Judgment, Decision Making, Self Control Coordination Flexibility

Career Opportunities:

  • Interior/exterior Finishing
  • General Contractor
  • Plumbing Assistant
  • Painter
  • Property manager

with 2-year college degree

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Building Inspector
  • Construction estimator
  • Construction manager

with 4-year college degree

  • Civil engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • LEED Construction Commissioner


  • NCCER Core Curriculum
  • NCCER Construction Level 1
  • NCCER Construction Level 2