Career Technical Education

Building Trades & Construction

The Building and Construction Trades pathway encompasses four career pathways: Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking; Engineering and Heavy Construction; Mechanical Systems Installation and Repair; and Residential and Commercial Construction. These pathways emphasize processes, systems, and the way in which structures are built. The knowledge and skills are acquired in a sequential, standards-based program that integrates hands-on, project-based, and work-based instruction.

Department & Programs Offered

Construction Energy Management (CEM)

  • Construction Management A.S. Degree
  • Building Inspection and Construction Codes A.S. Degree
  • A.S. General Education
  • Certificates of Achievement and Skills Certificates

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Gerlinde Brady
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Leslie De Rose
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Job Market

Typical Position / Salary Per Year*

  • Electrician
    $59,967
  • Building Inspector
    $72,576
  • Cost Estimator
    $51,878
  • Carpenter
    $56,324
  • *Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

    Occupational & Career Information
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