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Construction Technologies Career Cluster
Credit:  3.5 elective OR 2.5 elective, 1.0 Algebra I or Geometry
(Algebra I or Geometry must be taken at CVCC or elsewhere.)
In this program students needing more time for skill acquisition acquire entry-level skills in building, grounds and equipment maintenance as well as basic custodial services.  The emphasis is upon the acquisition of employability skills and basic competencies needed for entry-level employment.  Skill training includes basic plumbing, carpentry, electricity, HVAC, painting and cleaning, safety on the job, tool use, grounds maintenance and equipment maintenance.  Students have the opportunity to acquire OSHA 10-Hour Safety certification.  This is a one-year course with return for a second year being an option on a case-by-case basis.  Counselor recommendation is required for admission to this program.

Instructor: Jason Hance
Email Address: [email protected]
Ohio College Tech Prep
Credit:  Year One - 3.5 elective OR 2.5 elective, 1.0 Algebra I 
             Year Two - 3.5 elective OR 2.5 elective, 1.0 Algebra II
Students in this program will be trained in the building, remodeling, maintenance and repair of public or private buildings and homes.  During the course of the year, students will build a house.  Skills learned include carpentry, wiring, drywall installation, roofing, masonry and integral related skills such as safety, mathematics, blueprint reading, and estimating.  Apprenticeship opportunities are available.  Students have the opportunity to acquire OSHA 10-Hour Safety certification.  This program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

Instructor: Paul Yuravak
Email Address: [email protected]
Ohio College Tech Prep
Credit: Year One – 2.5 elective, 1.0 Environmental Science
            Year Two – 3.5 elective
This program provides the fundamentals of installing, servicing, and maintaining electrical wiring systems with a major focus on alternative energy generating systems, including wind and solar.  In this program, students will develop an understanding of electrical theory and systems, including basic electrical circuits, minimum requirements of the National Electrical Code, blueprint reading, power calculations, and more.  A significant emphasis will be on the design, installation and wiring of micro wind turbines and solar panels and the use of “green” construction techniques.  Students will also be introduced to conducting energy audits on buildings using infra-red cameras and blower door systems.  Instruction is project-based, featuring many hands-on experiences and computer-based simulations.  OSHA 10-Hour Safety and National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Level 1 Electrical certifications are available.

Instructor: Irene Ward
Email Address: [email protected]
Ohio College Tech Prep;  CT2 Career Technical Credit Transfer
Credit:  3.5 elective per year
This program prepares students to service residential and light commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.  Students study electrical theory and learn to troubleshoot and repair equipment powered by oil, natural gas, and electricity, including central air conditioning, furnaces and heat pumps.  Software that simulates environment control and building management activities is also used.  Students are prepared for the EPA technician certification examination in refrigerant handling (CFC Section 608) and the National Industry Competency Examination (ICE).  North American Trade Excellence and OSHA 10-Hour Safety certifications are also available.  Eligible students may be placed in an apprenticeship program monitored by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training.  This program is accredited by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA).
Instructors: Matt Schoeffler
Email Address: [email protected]  

Building & Property Maintenance Program Video

Electrical & Alternative Energy Systems Program Video

Heating & Air Conditioning Program Video

Matt Schoeffler Introduction Video from Reshi Phillips on Vimeo

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