• Agriscience: Building and Construction

    As technology advances, the timeless importance of building and construction remains evident. Our program offers hands-on training in essential skills for constructing buildings crucial to agricultural occupations. From blueprint reading to carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work, we cover all aspects of the trade.

    With courses like construction framing and finishing, you’ll develop practical skills in our lab. Earn valuable certifications like FAA Part 107 and master equipment operation with asphalt rollers, skid steers and bulldozers. Join Future Farmers of America (FFA) for leadership opportunities and hands-on experiences. Get ready to build your future with us! 

    Program Overview

    Although we live in an increasingly digital age, Agriculture and Construction remain the backbone of civilization and foundation of global commerce. Albertville City Schools Agriculture Building and Construction program provides students with the basic skills needed in the construction of buildings commonly used in agricultural occupations. Emphasis is placed on skill development in blueprint reading, carpentry, plumbing, concrete work, and electrical wiring. 

    Courses Offered

    • Introduction to Agricultural Construction
    • Construction Framing
    • Construction Finishing and Interior Systems
    • CTE Lab in AFNR
    • Career Pathway Project in AFNR

    Credentials Students Can Earn

    • FAA Part 107
    • Asphalt Roller: Skills for Success
    • Bulldozer: Skills for Success
    • Skid Steer:  Skills for Success

    Employment Outlook

    Our building and construction pathway provides a solid foundation for various entry-level positions in the field, and further education can lead to more advanced career opportunities with greater responsibilities and higher earning potential. 

    For students graduating from a building and construction program without pursuing further education, there are several entry-level job opportunities available in the field. These may include:

    • Construction Laborer: Construction laborers assist skilled tradespeople in various tasks such as carrying materials, digging trenches and cleaning up job sites. They gain valuable hands-on experience and may specialize in a particular area of construction over time. 

    • Carpenter’s Assistant: Carpenter’s assistants support carpenters in tasks such as measuring and cutting lumber, assembling frameworks and installing fixtures. They learn basic carpentry skills on the job and may eventually become skilled carpenters themselves. 

    • Plumber’s Helper: Plumber’s helpers assist plumbers in tasks such as assembling pipes, installing fixtures and repairing plumbing systems. They learn about plumbing materials and tools while gaining practical experience in the field. 

    • Electrician’s Helper: Electrician’s helpers assist electricians in tasks such as running wires, installing outlets and troubleshooting electrical systems. They learn about electrical codes and safety procedures while working alongside experienced professionals.

    • Construction Equipment Operator: Construction equipment operators operate machinery such as skid steers, bulldozers and asphalt rollers to perform tasks such as grading, paving and excavating. They learn how to operate equipment safely and efficiently through training. 

    For students interested in advancing their careers and taking on higher-level roles, pursuing further education, such as an apprenticeship program or associate’s degree in construction management or a related field, can open up additional opportunities. Jobs that may require further education include:

    • Carpenter: Carpenters construct, install and repair structures and fixtures made of wood and other materials. They may specialize in areas such as residential construction, commercial construction or cabinetmaking. Apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training are common paths to becoming a carpenter. 

    • Plumber: Plumbers install and repair plumbing systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They may work on projects such as installing pipes, fixtures and water heaters, as well as repairing leaks and clogs. Apprenticeship programs and vocational training are common paths to becoming a plumber. 

    • Electrician: Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in buildings and structures. They may work on projects such as wiring, new construction, installing lighting fixtures and troubleshooting electrical issues. Apprenticeship programs and vocational training are common paths to becoming an electrician. 

    • Construction Manager: Construction managers oversee construction projects from start to finish, including planning, budgeting, scheduling and supervising personnel. They ensure that projects are completed safely, on time and within budget. A bachelor’s degree in construction management or a related field is typically required for this role. 

    Student Organization

    Future Farmers of America (FFA) is an intra-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education. FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

    Faculty Contact

    Heath Golden | hgolden@albertk12.org