This is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of residential building construction from foundations to rough and finished carpentry. Skills will be taught through classroom instruction, job shadow experiences and a fourweek internship with a local contractor, builder or home remodeling company. Topics will include hand and power tools, construction math, blueprint reading, masonry, rigging, electrical wiring, basic plumbing, framing, roofing, and finishing. Hands-on training and projects will reinforce all classroom learning. A student tool kit will be provided and will include the fundamental tools of the trade.