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Building Trades
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Associate Degree Information

Begin to "build" on a great career!

With a Building Trades certificate from GRTS,
you can build structures around the world!

Imagine having the satisfaction of building a home that will last for generations. Standing back and being able to say "I built that" is a great accomplishment. If you enjoy working with your hands and take pride in your work, a building trades career could be what you are looking for!

At GRTS, instruction is made more realistic through the construction of a 3-bedroom home. Varied hands-on experiences will be gained from rough framing to cabinetmaking and finishing.

What Will You Learn?

The Building Trades curriculum includes:

  • Hand and Power Tool Operation
  • Building Layout
  • Floor Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing
  • Interior Finish
  • Exterior Finish
  • Cabinets and Special Built-Ins
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Concrete Construction
Is Building Trades the Career for Me?

Things to Ask Yourself...

  • Do I have an inquiring mind?
  • Do I like problem solving?
  • Do I often wonder how things work?
  • Can I follow directions?
  • Can I grasp technical ideas and details?
  • Do I like to work with my hands?
  • Do I work well with people?

Trained, experienced building trades students who can demonstrate quality skills and knowledge should be able to pursue many exciting and respected career options.

How Can GRTS Help You?

Most construction projects involve carpentry - one of the largest skill crafts in the building industry. An expanding economy needs carpenters to help build the future. Within the carpentry skill craft, specialized workers have developed customized skills and are key players under the broad umbrella of carpentry.

Enjoy a career in:

  • Framing
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Contracting
  • Roofing
  • Electricity
  • Estimating/Sales
  • Cabinet Making
  • Architecture
  • Plumbing
  • Concrete Construction

High School students attend for 3 hours per day over a 2-year period.

Post high school students will receive extensive, hands-on, practical training that can be completed in only 9 months of full-time attendance, or continue your education. Upon successful completion, students will receive 30 hours of college credit toward an Associate Degree at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri.

Cabinetmaker & Millworker
These craftsmen are responsible for the fine detail put into the woodwork, decor, and cabinetry in commercial and residential structures. Cabinetmakers and millworkers enjoy working with their hands - cutting, shaping, and assembling wood products such as moldings, panels, and furniture. They also work with other materials such as metal, plastics, and glass to create store fixtures and exhibits.

If you like to work with machine tools and attention to detail is your strength, you might consider becoming a millwright. They install and perform maintenance on machinery such as conveyor systems and generators. This field requires interpreting blueprints and then drilling, welding, and bolting to precise instructions, sometimes detailed to within a thousandth of an inch.

Interior Systems Carpenter
A skilled technician is required to install the factory-produced systems and construction materials in commercial and public buildings. Such items as acoustical ceilings, raised floors, wall partitions, and office furniture may be partially assembled at the factory, but it takes a skilled assembler to know what goes where and how to put it together so it stays that way.

Apprenticeships Pay

Many successful students are choosing to enter the construction apprenticeship programs to earn journeyman status.

A Building Trades Certificate also earns advanced rank and pay in the military.

Please contact us for more information.

The Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, or sex in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and employment.

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Nondiscrimination Statement
Chillicothe R-II School District

The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box 530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).

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