Building Trades

All photos used in the video are actual pictures of a home built by the Building Trades Program.

Enrolling in Building Trades will give you the “hands on” opportunity to explore many different aspects of the construction trades. You’ll 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 finally install all of the interior finishes from flooring to paint to trim.

Industry Certifications

Instructor Contact Information

David Snyder

Adams County Technical Institute

1126 Old Harrisburg Road

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Office: (717) 334-6254, Option #2, ext. 6312

Cell: (717)-752-8052


Task List

The task list is the state-mandated set of topics that the program of study must cover to qualify as a career and technical program. The lists are associated with the CIP code for each program of study.

Units of Study

Building Trades 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