High School Technical Training Program at Career-Tech Center
The International Residential Code® (IRC®) is the focus of study for the Construction Trades students at the Career Tech Center. Instructors provide students with study tools that enable them for success, and to ensure proper understanding of the IRC codes while also maintaining safety standards. While working alongside instructors, students build a house using the concepts and standards of the IRC. This process allows students to work hands-on with the IRC and develop understanding for the codes specific to the local standards.
By having hands-on experience of building a safe structure, students are able to obtain a level of knowledge that can benefit, not only themselves, but also the community. With their advanced understanding of the IRC, students have a head-start to a successful future and a broader understanding of their chosen trade. Career-Tech students in Construction Trades can obtain four different Residential Certificates of Achievement: Building, Electrical, Mechanical (HVAC) and Plumbing through the International Code Council. Students learn up-to-date building codes which will open doors to many career opportunities including code administration. Construction Trades currently has 60 students working on their Building Certificate of Achievement.
HSTTP: Benefiting Students and the Community Our society recognizes the need for a modern, up- to-date residential code addressing the design and construction of homes. The IRC is designed to meet these needs through model code regulations that safeguard the public health and safety in all communities, large and small. Becoming Code Council certified is a significant personal and professional accomplishment. Knowing the code is the basis for many fields related to construction. Individuals may use this knowledge to further their careers in various professions, such as residential builders, construction managers, building inspectors or architects.