• Construction Technology II

    Course Syllabus

    2021 / 2022

    Instructor: Travis Dunlap


    Office:  121

    Office Hours:  8:00am – 8:30am and 12:00pm – 12:30pm

    Classroom:  119

    Class Hours:  8:40am – 11:30am, 1st Block and 12:40pm – 3:15pm, 2nd Block

    Email Address:  tdunlap@madison-schools.com


    Class Description:  

    Construction Technology II is an instructional program that prepares an individual for employment or continued education in the occupations of Carpentry, Electrical Wiring, Masonry, or Plumbing. Construction Technology II is a continuation of Construction Technology I and provides advanced instruction and practical applications in each area.

    Certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER):

    This curriculum has been aligned to modules in the Contren Learning Series as endorsed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students who study this curriculum using the Contren Learning Series materials under the supervision of an instructor who has been certified by the NCCER are eligible to be tested on each module. Students who successfully pass these tests may be certified to the NCCER by the instructor and will receive documentation from NCCER.


    1.       To reinforce and master shop/construction safety precaution and awareness.

    2.       To practice advanced carpentry, electrical wiring, masonry, and plumbing projects and applications.

    3.       To practice hand and power tool use.

    4.       To reinforce reading and interpreting construction blueprints.

    5.       To introduce the use of Computer Aided Drafting and Design used to produce construction blueprints.


    Course Outline:

    Module  1: Orientation to the Trade


    Module  2: Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives


    Module  3: Hand and Power Tools


    Module  4: Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout


    Module  5: Floor Systems


    Module  6: Wall Systems

    Module  7: Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing

    Module  8: Introduction to Building Envelope Systems

    Module 9 : Basic Stair Layout


    REQUIRED SUPPLIES : Work shoes (closed toe), Suitable Pants, Note Book and Pencil, Charged Lap Top


    Shop Fee:  $25.00 due by September 31


    Student Organization Dues:  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).  Each student is encouraged to join to promote leadership and teamwork.  Elected officers of our school chapter will have the opportunity to attend the Fall Leadership Conference held at Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS. Interested students that show outstanding performance in any of the occupational and leadership skill areas for competition will have the opportunity to compete in the district competition which leads to state, then national competitions.

    Skills USA Annual Dues, $15.00 per student

    Grading Scale:

                    Class Work / Participation:               40%

                    Performance Tests / Module Tests:             60%

    Safety:  The safety of students is of our utmost concern. Each student will be taught basic safety and will pass the safety exam with a score of 100 before entering the shop for work. Safety glasses are required to enter into the shop for any reason. Hard hats will be worn as applicable. Equipment operation will only be done under direct supervision of the instructor.



    Student Expectations:

    1.       Be on time.

    2.       Be attentive.

    3.       Be respectful to others.

    4.       Use time, tools, and materials appropriately.

    5.       Practice professionalism.

    6.       Learn.

    Tentative Schedule:


    Sept : Skills USA Fall Leadership Conference Registration Due

    Oct : Skills USA Fall Leadership Conference

    Nov : Thanksgiving Break

    Dec : Christmas Break

    March : Skills USA State Conference Registration Due

    March : Skills USA State Conference

    April : Skills USA National Conference Registration Due

    May : Window for State testing NCCER

    June : Skills USA National Conference

    All field trips that would normally be taken have been postponed until further notice due to Covid-19.


    Madison School District and Madison Career and Technical Center do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or the handicapped.