Building Trades is a two-year course of study that prepares students for several occupations within the construction industry. This program annually partners with the River City Chapter of Habitat for Humanity to construct a home in the Jefferson City area. Students travel off-campus for this project. The first year introduces safety, hand and power tools, plans, specifications and codes, footing and foundations, concrete placing and finishing, floor/wall/ceiling/roof framing, roofing, windows and exterior doors, exterior wall finishing, interior doors and trim, painting, staining, and finishing. Second year students advance those skills through the construction of an additional home.
Nicholas Ruff was the SkillsUSA 2018 National Gold Medalist for Carpentary.