Nationally Certified by Associated General Contractors
The Building Trades/Cabinet making program is designed for students interested in work in the field of building trades.
Building Trades and Carpentry make up one of the largest skill crafts in the building industry. Specialized workers have developed many customized skills in related fields.
Cabinetmaker - These craftsmen are responsible for the fine detail put into the woodwork, décor, and cabinetry in commercial and residential structures. Cabinetmakers enjoy working with their hands - cutting, shaping and assembling wood products such as moldings, panels, and furniture.
Students receive training in rough framing, finishing, drywall application, cabinet making, finish trim, concrete finishing, painting, ceramic tile, plumbing and electrical wiring. Instruction is made more realistic through the actual construction of a residential home. Varied hands-on experiences will be gained from rough framing to cabinet making and finishing.
This program is a 2-year program offering up to four credits per year for juniors and seniors. Adult students attend 6 hours per day for one school year.
Things to consider when selecting this course:
- Can I follow directions?
- Can I grasp technical ideas and designs?
- Do I like to work with my hands?
- Do I like problem solving?
- Do I work well with people?
- Do I enjoy working outside?
Things you will learn if you select this course:
|Carpentry Blueprint Reading - Site Preparation Concrete Foundation Building Codes
||Finishing, both interior and exterior
||Heating and Air Conditioning
||Construction Trades Workers/Helpers
|Construction, Building Inspectors
|Plumbers and Related Helpers
||Brickmasons/Blockmasons and Helpers
|Roofers and Roofers Helpers
|General Building Contractors
||$20,000 to $50,000. Average wage $25,000 to $35,000 annually.
||$22,000 to $42,000
|Special Trade Contractors
||$22,500 to $40,000
Or, you can continue your education. After successfully completing the Building Trades program, you may attend State Fair Community College of Sedalia and receive advanced credit for classes already taken at Lex La-Ray Technical Center.
Additionally, a two-year associate degree is available through an agreement with Wentworth Junior College in Lexington. Students who complete one-year with a B average at Lex La-Ray Technical Center plus 34 semester hours at Wentworth can earn an Associate in Science degree.
A Carpentry Certificate also earns advanced rank and pay in the military.
If you decide the Construction Apprenticeship Tech Prep Program is for you, just follow these steps to success:
- Apply and be admitted to the building trades program at Lex La-Ray.
- Ask your counselor how to apply for admission in a registered carpentry program and be eligible to receive advanced placement for skills learned.
- Sign a Letter of Agreement and meet the requirements listed below.
- Complete the requirements for graduation or earn a G.E.D. Make a formal application to carpenters apprenticeship program.
- Complete the Lex La-Ray Technical Center program with at least a "C" (2.0 GPA) average.
- Maintain attendance at or above the 95% of days available.
- Attain minimum skills, as required by Lex La-Ray, your instructor and the Construction Apprenticeship Tech Prep Consortium.
- Agree to assessment for the determination of skills learned at Lex La-Ray. Skills learned will provide opportunity for advanced
- Placement entering the apprentice program.
- Abstain from drug use and willingly submit to a urinalysis test at such time required by the apprenticeship program selection procedure.
- Participate in the Transitional Training Program (TTP) second semester.
Students meeting the above criteria can begin a journeyman's apprentice ship at $14 an hour, plus health and retirement benefits. They receive a $1 to $2 pay raise about every six months. Four years after training at Lex La-Ray, they receive journeyman pay of $24 per hour.