Unit of Credit: 1/2 (18 weeks - 2nd semester)
This course provides instruction in the construction aspects of production. Students will build and test model structures to learn about material strength and product design. The class then constructs a full sized structure. Classroom topics include: planning for construction, choosing appropriate materials, structural parts and functions, estimating cost for structures, and the impacts of construction. The class is approximately 75-80% hands-on laboratory experiences and 20-25% classroom work.