Crockett High School now offers a Construction Technology program to support both students who plan to enter the workforce immediately after graduation and those who plan to attend college. Students continuing to college may obtain dual credit (both high school and college credit) while attending high school.
Crockett partnered with ACC's Building Construction Technology department to develop the curriculum. The program began in the 2009-2010 school year. It is the only high school construction program in the Austin Independent School District.
While working on projects, students learn through experience how to work in teams, both as team leaders and team members. They use algebra and geometry to solve construction problems and learn green building techniques. All classes emphasize safety, including OSHA requirements, while learning construction skills.
During the one-semester introductory course, students learn to use power tools safely and build projects such as picnic tables, bookcases and student-chosen projects. They also construct a building to sell; the proceeds are used to replace the building materials and to help the program become self sustaining. The class includes information about job opportunities and have social events, such as field trips and cookouts, where students learn how to interact with team members and co-workers.
Building Trades I/CNBT 1411 Construction Methods & Materials is a one-year class which focuses on site layout, concrete, wall framing and roof framing skills.
Building Trades II/CNBT 1402 Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical emphasizes electrical, plumbing and interior finish skills.
For more information, contact Crockett teacher Jim Stricklan, (512) 414-7884, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACC staff and students join Crockett staff during a career day fair