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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Building Trades

Building tradesThe Capital Region is exploding with new growth and development, with contractors and carpenters building a new tomorrow for the region.

As a result, opportunities abound for trained construction and renovation professionals. Students in the Building Trades program at the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) learn through standardized craft training programs developed by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Students are prepared for careers or college study and/or careers as a contractor, home builder, lumber yard worker, roofer/siding installer and or carpenter.

Fast Facts

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: 13 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2022
  • Median U.S. Salary: $32,230 per year (in 2016)
  • Education requirements: Although most carpenters learn their trade through an apprenticeship, some learn on the job, starting as a helper.


How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

Campus and community projects provide valuable real-life experience. Students who pass written exams and performance tests gain a portable skill set and may earn HBI and NCCER certifications, which are recognized by contractors and employers nationwide. Upon completion, they may enter the workforce or continue their education at the college level.

Click here for units of study.

Academic Prerequisites

  • Math Course I


College articulation agreements

  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • SUNY Delhi College of Technology
  • Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ



Teacher: Patrick Wyman (Learn more about him)

Integration teachers: Mike Hazaz (Math) andKen Bevan (English). (Learn more about them by following the links).

Guidance couselor: Mary Lou Hamel (email Mary Lou)



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