Construction & Manufacturing

THE CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING PROGRAM features courses that educate students on the latest techniques for constructing hands-on projects, while also providing them with courses steeped in craftsmanship. This CTE program has been designed to equip students with 21st Century workforce skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), while also emphasizing leadership, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.

STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM have the opportunity to complete industry-specific certifications that will place them far and above their peers in terms of the level of work-ready preparation upon earning their high school diplomas. These certifications allow students to earn college course credit at local colleges and technical schools.

Students in the program have access to cutting-edge equipment such as: Laser Engraver, CNC Mill, CNC Lathe, CNC Plasma Cutter, CNC Router, and 3D Printers.

Required & Recommended Courses



  • Material Processing

  • Introduction to Fabrication

  • Introduction to Manufacturing

Construction Management

  • Material Processing

  • Introduction to Construction

  • Introduction to Construction Management


  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Engineering Design & Development

  • Plans, Codes, & Site Work

Credentials & Certifications

  • HBI - Home Builders Institute

  • OSHA 10 - Occupational Safety Hazard Administration

  • SP2 - Safety/Pollution Prevention

  • EPA Lead RRP - Environmental Protection Agency Lead Renovation Repair & Painting

  • IRC - International Residential Code

Work-Based Learning Requirements

In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service learning project, or an internship.

WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration and communication, that are applicable in all work environments.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.

Construction & Manufacturing Program Eligibility Criteria:

  • Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater

  • Enrolled in a CTE Program

  • Obtains:

      • OSHA 10 Card

      • Safety and Pollution Prevention (SP2) Certificate

      • Home Builders Institute Certificate

  • Successfully completes at least three CTE courses (2.5 - 3 credits) in the Construction & Manufacturing Program and is currently enrolled in the fourth level course.

  • Complete eighty cumulative hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL) and/or mentor-based program


  • Special recognition at Graduation

  • NTHS scholarships

  • Other unique member privileges

  • Resume builder

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RI Pathway Endorsement

Seniors enrolled in a STEM Academy CTE Program are offered the ability to base their Senior Passion Project on the Capstone Class, Project Lead the Way's Engineering Design and Development (PLTW EDD). PLTW EDD is a project-based course that can be taken by any STEM Academy student in their senior year.

Seniors enrolled in a CTE Program are encouraged to base their Senior Passion Project on their CTE Program. Senior Passion Projects based on the student’s CTE Program is a requirement to qualify for the RI Pathway Endorsement Council Designation.

Program Summary at a glance

For more information about this program contact the Career Programs Supervisor at or 401-710-7579.

Click here to view the Construction and Manufacturing Program Flyer.