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Construction Technology At Merlo Campus

 

 

Our Construction Technology Program is certified by the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries as a Registered Pre-Apprenticeship program, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute.

Students who complete our two-year program will have an advantage over other applicants when applying for a position as an apprentice at Pacific NW Carpenters Institute and other Union Apprenticeship training programs. Apprenticeships are "earn while you learn," paid positions to learn a trade and solidify a high-wage, reliable and rewarding career.
 

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The Construction Technology Program was envisioned and designed in collaboration with a dedicated Advisory Board consisting of union apprenticeship programs, industry partners, district facilities and district staff. Established in 2018, the board has provided essential feedback to ensure the creation of a program that meets the needs of the construction industry and prepares our students for a career in the construction trades. 

Students in the Construction Technology CTE program at Merlo campus installing water piping in a mock wall
Students in the Construction Technology CTE program at Merlo campus filling wooden forms with concrete
Students in the Construction Technology CTE program at Merlo campus cutting lumber for a framing project
Students in the Construction Technology CTE program at Merlo campus creating work plans
Students in the Construction Technology CTE program at Merlo campus framing walls
Students in the Construction Technology CTE program at Merlo campus measuring and cutting lumber for a framing project
Students in the Construction Technology CTE program at Merlo campus drilling holes for piping in a wall frame
Students in the Construction Technology CTE program at Merlo campus installing roofing on a small shed
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"This program changed my whole high school experience. I loved the hands on experience and being able to learn about and use the tools. I feel prepared for the next steps."

-Construction Technology Student

MERLO High School Construction Course Offerings

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN... 

  • Designing or renovating buildings
  • Working with tools
  • Organizing projects
  • Managing people

  

IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU'LL... 

  • Learn to safely use a variety of tools, equipment and machinery to build finished products
  • Understand technical drawings and specifications
  • Learn how buildings are constructed from the foundation to the roof
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills
  • Practice safe, legal, and ethical working habits
  • Be exposed to a variety of opportunities for a future career in the construction trades

 


 

COURSE OFFERINGS

Click on each tab to see what courses are offered for students at each grade level. 

Sign up during forecasting in FEBRUARY. If a course has more interested students than enrollment space, a lottery will be conducted.
 

POSSIBILITIES AFTER GRADUATION

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