Construction Trades Management

Construction Trades Management

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Instructor: Tim Murphy
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The Construction Management program provides students with a combination of theory, practical application, and real-life learning experience. Students participate in a variety of classroom and off-campus projects that include many areas and phases of construction work, and fine carpentry including framing, masonry, electrical, and plumbing. In addition, students are introduced to local and regional contractors and manufacturers who offer students a range of apprenticeship opportunities. Graduates of the Construction Management program are prepared to enter a two- or four-year college program in Construction Management or other building related fields. To view our Program of Study, Syllabus, and other important documents, click on the 'documents' box to the left.

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students will be trained and assessed in accordance with Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs). For more information on Proficiency Based Learning, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website at:

Career opportunities include:picture of a wooden bowl

Plumbers and Electricians
Timber framers
Project managers
Solar installers
HVAC Mechanics & Installers
Civil Engineers (with Bachelor of Science)

Average salaries for building tradesmen:

The average starting wage in the Construction Trades straight out of High School ranges from $30,000 - $50,000+/yr. Construction careers supported with a 2 – 4 yr. degree range from $40,000 - $75,000/yr.
Other salaries include:
Drywall Tapers/Finishers - $38,000
Painters / Roofers - $35,000
Masonry - $50,000
Plumbing Contractor - $46,000
Electrician - $52,000
Tile / Marble Setter - $37,100

Community Partners / Employers:

Vermont Technical College
Community College of Vermont
D.E.W. Construction
Trumbull Nelson
Engelberth Construction
Catamount Solar                                                                                      
Randolph Area Community Development Corp
Hanse Electric                                                                                            
Vermont Talent Pipeline Management
Vermont Business Roundtable
Don Carbino - DCWoodwright                                                         
National Center for Construction Education & Research
Green Home Solutions of Vermont
Habitat for Humanity

College Credit and Industry Certifications:

Students completing the program obtain Technical Certification from the Associated General Contractors in OSHA 10.  Students also earn their CPR / First Aid NCCER  Dual Enrollment certification through Vermont Tech’s Construction Management program. This certification is recognized by over 20 General Contractors in the State of Vermont

Past students have attended Vermont Technical College, Community College of Vermont, and The State University of New York. Majors include Construction Management and Electrical Engineering.