Building Trades

Enrolling in ACTI’s Building Trades program gives students hands-on opportunities to explore many different aspects of the construction trades. Students learn to operate tools and equipment safely, read blueprints, lay block, frame a house, install shingles and siding, wire a house, plumb/heat/cool a house and install all of the interior finishes—from flooring to paint to trim.

Industry Certifications

OSHA 30 – Construction

Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MWEP) Operator

Postsecondary Connections

Articulation Agreements

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology – 9 credits in Residential Remodeling Technology

    • RMDL106 Remodeling Hand and Power Tools – 3 credits
    • CARP182 Blueprint Reading – 3 credits
    • RMDL111 Building Materials – 3 credits

Pre-Apprenticeship Agreements

Advanced placement in PA registered apprenticeships:


David Snyder

[email protected]

Office: 717-398-3178 Ext. 306

Cell: 717-752-8052

Adams County Technical Institute

1126 Old Harrisburg Road

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Building Trades

Learn how ACTI’s Building Trades program prepares students for a successful future in various construction trades.

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Units of Study

  • Construction safety
  • Hand tools
  • Power tools and equipment
  • Reading plans and prints
  • Site and building layout
  • Block masonry
  • Floor framing
  • Wall framing
  • Roof framing
  • Roof coverings
  • Insulation materials
  • Exterior finishes
  • Basic plumbing
  • Residential electric circuits and components
  • Wall components
  • Interior finishes
  • Stairways