Building Trades & Construction

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Building Trades & Construction Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright
future in the ever-evolving and always engaging building & construction industry.

Build Your Career

The Building Trades & Construction Pathway lays a strong foundation for college and career success by teaching students fundamentals in the field. Students will learn how to work safely in a shop environment and develop skills that will give them a true competitive advantage in their careers. Students will have the opportunity to work both individually and in teams to design and build projects. Upon completion of the pathway, students can enter the Carpenters Apprenticeship Training program in Camarillo and will also be able to earn OSHA and WCA Certifications. Through coursework and career guidance, students earn a competitive advantage in the job market.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for a building and construction career. Classes include:

  • Sustainable Residential & Commercial Construction
  • Technical Cabinetmaking & Carpentry

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of building and construction. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Ventura College
  • DW Drums
  • Jean Larrivée Guitars
  • Mayan Hardwoods
  • Cabinetmaking Shops
  • Carpenters Union Training Facility

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your education in building and construction and get a head start on your career with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Finish Carpenter’s Helper
  • Framer
  • Roofer
  • CNC Machinist
  • Bench Carpenter

Industry Average: $35,000 - $55,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Build?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Chad Meyring
(805) 385-2787

Start Building Your Career Today

Have you ever experienced the special satisfaction that comes from crafting something that didn’t exist before? Do you enjoy the way things fit precisely together, piece by piece? Whether you like building things, appreciate craftsmanship, or have larger ambitions of owning and managing your own construction company, the Building Trades & Construction Pathway can help you achieve your career goals. Students will learn how to operate power tools and have the opportunity to grow their creativity through innovative projects. This pathway will give students the ability to learn, refine, and build the skills necessary to excel in both college and their career.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AS Construction Management

BS Construction Management