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The Class: Building Trades Class General Information

The Cedar Rapids Community Schools Building Trades Class is a year long class for any senior from any Cedar Rapids High School. Included schools are: Jefferson, Kennedy, Metro, Washington, and Xavier high schools. The class meets each school day for a double period. There are two classes. The morning class meets the first two periods of the day and the afternoon class meets the last two periods of the day. Students receive 10 credit hours per term and public school students also receive a P.E. wavier for the entire year.

                         View a Power Point presentation about the Building Trades Program

View the Building Trades Course Syllabus      View the Building Trades Class Information Sheet

Building Trades Class Objectives

  1. To improve in each student the ability to recognize and appreciate correct design and quality craftsmanship in the various facets of residential construction.

  2. To develop habits of self reliance, self discipline, and resourcefulness through dealing with practical problem solving situations, thereby establishing a positive self-image as a successful person.

  3. To provide interested students the opportunity to explore the various construction trades through actual hands-on experiences, and thereby develop a desire for further guidance and/or training in a field which is compatible with a given students interests and aptitudes.

  4. To establish through class experiences, a skill and knowledge level sufficient for entry level into the various apprentice programs.

  5. To enable the student, through the total class experience, to better make a decision on a practical basis, as to whether or not this is the type of work at which they would be happy and successful.


David Smith, Instructor
Building Trades * 2205 Forest Drive SE * Cedar Rapids IA 52403
FAX 319 398-2016 * Phone 319 431-0674

Comments/Questions, dsmith@cr.k12.ia.us

1998/2013, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Last updated, 11/21/2012