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Building and Construction Trades



This sector provides a foundation in the Building and Construction Trades including Architecture industry for students in California. The sector encompasses five career pathways: Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking; Engineering and Heavy Construction; Mechanical Systems Installation and Repair; and Residential and Commercial Construction.; including Architectural Design.

How big is the industry?

Between the years 2012-2022 the labor force in the construction of buildings will increase from 80% -107.3% creating a 27.3% increase in people employed in this industry.

What about CA?

Average annual openings of 1840 jobs per year projected through 2022 .

Is the industry growing?

The projected percent change in employment for Construction & Building Inspectors from 2012 to 2022. The average growth rate for all occupations is 11 percent.


Do you like to build things? Are you comfortable working on a project until all the pieces fit together? If you answered yes, the Building Trades, Woodworking, and Architecture Industry Sectors may hold the career for you. The Construction of Buildings and the industries that support construction are comprised of a wide variety of trades and careers. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs.

Estimators, Project Managers, Furniture Making, Rough or Finish Carpentry, Cabinet Maker, CNC Operator, Iron Workers, Welding, Roofers, Plumbers, Building Inspectors, Cooling, & Heating, Electricians, Estimator, Sheet Metal Fabricator, Architect, Drafter, Designer, and City Planner.


More information about Woodworking can be found by visiting this link

Provides learning opportunities for students interested in preparing for careers in cabinet construction, millwork, finish carpentry, and furniture making for both production and custom products.


All courses are A-G approved

Wood 1

Basic Design – Introductory class  focused on safety, tool knowledge, tool use and professionalism.

Wood 2 

Cabinetry – Furthers the students knowledge of safety and exposes students to more technical woodworking and cabinetry as well as CNC and blueprint reading.

Wood 3

Furniture – Continues reinforcing good safety habits as well as introduces students to furniture making techniques.

Wood 4

Shop Manager – Allows student to use their skills to assist teacher in managing and instructing in the woodshop.

Wood 5

Construction Basics – Coming soon