Building Construction


The Building Construction program provides instruction and practice in the principles of residential construction. Students build scale and full-size buildings, perform building tasks in the Augusta community, and study related information in the classroom. They learn to work independently and with groups. Students successfully completing the Building Construction course of instruction and work activities will be qualified for entry-level positions in construction, retail lumber, and related fields. Second year if qualified can study in fine carpentry which includes basic trim and cabinetry and furniture. This program helps build a firm foundation for furthering education in building technology programs at community colleges.

Qualities of a Successful Student

  • Ability to perform calculations using fractions and decimals
  • Ability to work with carpentry hand tools
  • Ability to perform measurements and basic computations
  • Ability to function in a wood shop using the latest tools stationary and hand held with confidence and safety

Sample Wage Potential: CARPENTER (2018 O*Net estimates)

  • Maine: Median $41,420; Top 90% $57,480
  • National: Median $46,590; Top 90% $82,750

Certifications Offered

  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Course
  • NOCTI

College Credit Opportunities:

  • Central Maine Community College

Instructor: Tom Holzwarth, thomas.holzwarth@augustaschools.org

Ed Tech: Lisa Thompson, gretchen.fehlau@augustaschools.org