Construction

Construction & Architecture

Yerba Buena High School

Pathway Contact

Jose Ochoa
ochoaj@esuhsd.org
(408) 347-4866

Do you want to use power tools? Wonder what it’s like to read drawings and have the skills to bring them to reality? The Construction and Architecture Pathway at Yerba Buena High School gives you the technical knowledge and problem solving skills for a career in the construction field and success in pursuing life-long learning within the construction profession.

Learn the critical thinking and technical skills to solve the real challenges found on a real construction site while still in high school.  We don’t use simulations to teach- you’ll do hands-on projects in our labs and solve problems in real time.

The Construction & Architecture Pathway at Yerba Buena High School teaches you:

  • Rough and finish framing skills
  • Basic Plumbing and Electrical skills
  • Designing using Revit, a state of art 3-D design software
  • An understanding of the building trades and how to become licensed

What types of real-world opportunities do you offer in the construction trade?

  • Competitions/ Awards
  • Paid summer internships
  • Field trips to college campuses, apprenticeship training centers, and construction companies.
  • Full-scale school projects
  • Career Fair Expo, a hands-on event with 10 different construction trades
  • Mentor Program, helping you transition from high school to an apprenticeship, college, or to a job.

The Construction and Architecture Pathway at Yerba Buena High School prepares you for a variety of options. We’ve seen graduates achieve the following:

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  • Go to college and major in Architecture or Civil Engineering
  • Enter a trade apprenticeship program
  • Get hired full time by large and small industry contractors in the valley

What types of certification can I get in the construction trade?

OSHA certification

What kind of facilities do you have at Yerba Buena High School?

You’ll use power tools and up to date equipment in our well-lit labs, including:

  • Sheet metal and Welding Lab
  • Advanced Construction Lab
  • Engineering & Design Lab
  • Electronics & Electricity Lab
  • Computer Lab

What types of classes will I take in the construction trade program at Yerba Buena High School?

The construction and architecture trade classes you’ll take at Yerba Buena High School will enhance your understanding of mathematics, science and computer technology.  In addition to the technical, hands-on skills you learn, you’ll be building communication and collaboration skills.

Core construction and architecture trade classes you’ll take at Yerba Buena High School include:

  • Processes of Technology
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Construction Technology
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