Construction Trades program of choice2023-10-25T09:29:30-07:00

How to apply

The Construction Trades choice program at Hudson’s Bay High School is designed to equip students with skills in planning, designing, building, and operating along the architecture, construction, and engineering, career pathways. The Construction Trades program offers coursework in framing, plumbing, foundations, basic electrical, and leads to capstone projects incorporating all these skills. This program is a State of Washington recognized Apprenticeship Preparation program and is aligned with local Apprenticeship training programs. Students will earn certificates of completions with the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, CPR/First Aid, OSHA 10, and some students will earn a forklift driving certification in spring of their senior year.

The knowledge gained from the Construction Trades program will allow students to enter the workforce directly or to continue their experience in a technical school, community college, or a four-year university.

Construction Trades students gain the knowledge and skills for careers in a wide range of building trades fields, including:

• Architecture
• Communications
• Concrete/Masonry
• Construction Management
• Drywall
• Electrical
• Flooring
• Framing
• Heavy Equipment Operations
• Interior Design
• Plumbing
• Robotics
• Roofing
• Sales/Estimating

Transportation is provided for students who live within Vancouver Public Schools’ boundaries.

Required courses

Building Trades

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Natural Resources Conservation

Some Construction Trades courses offer certification and/or dual credit.

Program requirements

Contruction Trades student using a nail gun
Construction trades classroom at Hudson's Bay

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For more information email us at bay.const@vansd.org

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