Building Trades Program


The Building Trades program is designed to prepare students for a career primarily in residential construction. Courses take students through the building process from the “ground up,” combining classroom exercises and lecture with hands-on building projects. The program emphasizes real life job site experiences while utilizing a state-of-the-art woodworking shop and a building compound.


Wages and information are based on national data and may vary based on your training, experience, and the market for the career in your area.

Quick Facts

  • Students build real houses ranging in size from 240 sqft to 1800 sqft.
  • More than 50 houses have been built during the last 37 years of the program’s existence.
  • Offers 15 topic specific courses that address each aspect of constructing a home.

SJC Graduation 

May 11, 2019 @ 9 AM