• Building Mechanics TradesBMT

       The Building Mechanics Trades program is designed to teach entry level, to advanced level skills, primarily in Carpentry, Plumbing & the Electrical trades. Basic Masonry skills are also a part of the curriculum in year three. Students identify, measure, cut, repair and install components relating to residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Students hands-on experience gives them a significant advantage in obtaining employment in today’s competitive job market.
       The curriculum also includes architectural blueprint reading, job safety, job readiness, and job retention skills. Students gain valuable experience using hand & power tools common in the building construction industry. An important part of instruction includes classroom instruction and the use of related books, videos, manuals and catalogs.

    Topics of Study:
    Personal Safety Spackling & Corner Bead Installation
    Job Site Safety Soldering Copper Tubing
    Hand & Power Saw Safety & Usage Plumbing Fixture Installation
    Fastening Systems Realting to Building Construction Faucet Repair & Installation
    Common and Modern Building Materials Electrical Theory & Terminology
    Floor, Wall & Roof Framing Electrical House Wiring
    Stair Components & Construction Basic Masonry Tools
    Siding & Shingle Repair & Installation Laying Brick and Block
    Interior Trim & Door Installation Architectural Blueprint Reading
    Drywall Installation & Repair Job Preparedness

    Post Secondary Options:

    Pennsylvania College of Technology
       Construction & Design Technologies
    Luzerne County Community College
       Plumbing, HVAC
    Johnson College
       Carpentry, Drywall Installation
    Trade Unions
       Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painters
    Career Opportunities:

    Framing Carpenter
    Trim Carpenter
    Roofing Contractor
    Drywall Installation Professional
    Building Maintenance employee
    Electrical Apprentice
    Plumbers Helper
    Tool and Building Material Salesperson
    Building Contractor
    Co-Op Opportunities:
    Simplex Industries
    Northeast Door Inc.
    Rob Taylor Construction
    Tully Construction

    Successful Alumni Stories:

    M. C. a 2009 graduate of the Building Trades Program.
       M.C. was accepted into the IBEW (Electrical Union) and has been working as an apprentice for the past four years, he has now advanced to become a Journeyman Electrician. In a few years he will become a Master Electrician. M. C. states “the discipline and skills I learned at the CTCLC helped me tremendously to focus on my career objectives.”

    J. B. a 2007 graduate of the Building Trades Program.
       Justin was hired as a Co-op Student By Management Enterprises Inc. In Scranton , Pa. Justin was hired on a full-time basis upon graduating from The CTC. Justin is now the Job Supervisor, in control of major operations at his place of employment. Justin was featured on the cover of Happenings Magazine along with other successful young people who decided to stay in Northeastern Pa. instead of leaving the area t
    o seek employment. Justin’s hiring supervisor, who was also a graduate of the Building Mechanics Trades Program credits his training at the CTC as a major contributing factor in Justin’s success.