Building Trades

Building Trades introduces students to skills in the four core areas of residential construction: masonry, carpentry, electricity, and plumbing. Students emphasize safety by earning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 card as they build or repair residential structures using a variety of materials and tools. Students also learn current residential building codes associated with each trade. The four-year course of study includes:

  • Productions Systems
  • Construction Technology
  • Building Trades I
  • Building Trades II

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.

Program Type

Transfer Program – Students participating in this program will transfer to the program location for all courses and activities.  Express Bus Transportation is available to accepted students living outside the program location boundaries through Specialty Program Transportation

Program Locations

Gainesville High School
(Engineering, Design, and Construction)

Coordinator: Dr. Scott

Telephone: 571-248-3265

Email: [email protected]

View the Gainesville HS website

Information Meetings

November 16, 2023, 7 p.m. in Gainesville HS Auditorium

January 17, 2024, 7 p.m. in Gainesville HS Auditorium

Attendance Areas

Battlefield HS, Gainesville HS, Osbourn Park HS and Unity Reed HS

Patriot High School

Coordinator: Ms. Moore

Telephone: 703-594-3020

Email: [email protected]

View the Patriot HS website

Information Meetings

November 28, 2023, 6 p.m. at Patriot HS

January 9, 2024, 6 p.m. at Patriot HS

Attendance Areas

Brentsville HS, Colgan HS, Forest Park HS, Freedom HS, Gar-Field HS, Hylton HS, Patriot HS, Potomac HS, and Woodbridge HS