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Contact Information

CTE Dean: Gerlinde Brady
Phone: 831.477.5672
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
CTE Coordinator: Leslie De Rose
Phone: 831.479.6560
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
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Building Trades & Construction
Career Pathway

The Building and Construction Trades pathway encompasses four career pathways: Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking; Engineering and Heavy Construction; Mechanical Systems Installation and Repair; and Residential and Commercial Construction. These pathways emphasize processes, systems, and the way in which structures are built. The knowledge and skills are acquired in a sequential, standards-based program that integrates hands-on, project-based, and work-based instruction.

Departments & Programs

Department Programs Offered  
Construction Energy Management (CEM) Construction Management A.S. Degree
Building Inspection and Construction Codes A.S. Degree
A.S. General Education
Certificates of Achievement and Skills Certificates
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Job Market

Typical Position Median Salary*
Electrician $59,967
Building Inspector $72,576
Cost Estimator $51,878
Carpenter $56,324

*Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

Occupational & Career Information
Search for an occupation by keyword in California or Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties and get wages and job outlook.)


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