Chip Rinehart

    Building Trades are courses offered where students are given experience using hand and power tools. They learn industry standards in safety and construction. Students are exposed to the many careers in construction where they can do onsite training in high school, while simultaneously earning high school credit, gaining valuable experience, and potentially earning money at the same time. These classes are beneficial for all students as basic tool use is a great life skill, even if construction is not the career choice for them. We pride ourselves on offering a controlled, safe environment for students to get real life, hands-on building experience. The courses are sequential, getting more complex and in depth as students choose to move through the building trades pathway.

    Building Trades 1 is an introductory course where students work with their hands, are up -moving arounb, and take various field trips. Students are given experience in using selected hand held and power woodworking tools to design and construct projects. Correct and safe use of tools and equipment is emphasized. Students will also be introduced to advanced digital and production methods using industry standard software and computer controlled machines (CNC). Students may interact with industry representatives during both job site and classroom/shop demonstrations.

    Building Trades 2 places a special emphasis on construction methods applicable to floor, wall, roof, and/or stair framing, also emphasizes a combination of advanced machine operations and wood technology. Students are presented with various problems for which they must conceptualize the solution, then design and build the final product. Research practice and advanced application of material and machine processes are conducted. Extensive and intricate projects are completed. Current industry standards are introduced. Students develop and use a variety of skills including safe work habits, organization, problem solving, and practical application of woodworking techniques.  Students will also applying advanced digital design and production methods using industry standard software and computer controlled machines (CNC). 


    Building Trades 3 courses provide information related to the building of wooden structures, enabling students to gain an understanding of wood grades and construction methods and to learn skills such as laying sills and joists; erecting sills and rafters; applying sheathing, siding, and shingles; setting door jambs; and hanging doors. Carpentry courses may teach skills for rough construction, finish work, or both. Students learn to read blueprints, draft, use tools and machines properly and safely, erect buildings from construction lumber, perform finish work inside of buildings, and do limited cabinet work. Building Trades 3 may also include specialized trade work.

    My current semester I class schedule:
    1st period:  IT Work Experience
    2nd period: Building Trades 3
    3rd Period:  Building Trades 2
    4th period:  Building Trades 2
    5th period:  Building Trades 1
    6th period:  Building Trades 1
    7th period: