Principles of Construction, Introduction to Welding and Automotive Basics



    All three classes will be exposed to multiple career preps. All three classes will be given the chance to achieve a certifications in; OSHA 10 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research). 

    Principles of Construction:

    Principles of Construction focuses on designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment.

    Principles of Construction is intended to provide an introduction and lay a solid foundation for those students entering the construction or craft skilled areas. The course provides a strong knowledge of construction safety, construction mathematics, and common hand and power tools. This course also provides communication and occupation skills to assist the student in obtaining and maintaining employment.

    Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

    Introduction to Welding:

    Introduction to Welding will provide an introduction to welding technology with an emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and operating procedures. 

    Topics covered include:

    Industrial safety and health practices, hand tool and power machine use, measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards.

    Introduction to Welding will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and technologies required for employment in welding industries. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to welding and apply them to personal career development. This course supports integration of academic and technical knowledge and skills. Students will reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems. Knowledge about career opportunities, requirements, and expectations and the development of workplace skills will prepare students for future success.

    Automotive Basics: 

    Automotive Basics focuses on planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment, and facility maintenance.

    Automotive Basics includes knowledge of the basic automotive systems and the theory and principles of the components that make up each system and how to service these systems. Automotive Basics includes applicable safety and environmental rules and regulations. In Automotive Basics, students will gain knowledge and skills in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of vehicle systems. This study allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings. The focus of this course is to teach safety, tool identification, proper tool use, and employability.

    Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.


    Course Description:

    These courses introduces the basic fundamentals of Construction, Welding and Automotive. It is an excellent entry way into the working professionally in these industries. the courses cover all safety aspects and introduces the student to the basic fundamentals in each industry.



    Course Objectives:

    Complete certifications in OSHA and NCCER Training. 

    Materials needed-

    Each student will keep a Composition notebook.  The notebook will be used for taking notes during study periods, and to keep handout material, reviewing for tests, and homework.


    1. When instructions are given – follow them!
    2. When instructions are not given or not understood – ask the instructor for help.
    3. When you are to bring things to class (writing instrument, notebook, protective clothing, homework, things like that) – bring them.
    4. This class will adhere to the Alvin Independent School District dress code found in the student handbook.


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