The School of Building and Construction Trades has five vocational study programmes as well as technical drawing. All students start by taking one semester of preparatory courses that are joint for all building and construction study programmes.
After that, the school offers a choice of five vocational study programmes where each programme is 108 credits and takes an average of six semesters in school. They are divided into general courses, specialized courses and specialized elective courses.
Carpentry – General Construction
In this programme students will gain insight, knowledge and skills to conduct all construction work in the construction industry.
Students learn methods that provide them with the skills and knowledge to work independently in the field.
Students do various projects and finish their studies by building a small cabin
Joinery – Furniture Making
The emphasis is on design and materials technology. As a final project, the students design, draw and make an object such as a chair or a cabinet.
Students learn to distinguish different materials and construction methods and how to take them into consideration when conducting repairs or realizing their own designs.
A large part of the programme is devoted to practical training where the students learn to paint houses and various kinds of decorative painting techniques.
The main objective of the programme is to provide students with the understanding, knowledge and skills to work with heating, consumer water and sewage systems as well as various other specialized systems in buildings and structures. Systems for water and geothermal distribution and the installation tools, equipment and controls required for running and maintaining these systems.
The students learn to plaster buildings and learn various types of brickwork and tiling techniques.
Wallpapering and Flooring Installation
Students are trained in the use of flooring materials, tiling, carpet laying and other related jobs. In addition to practical training, the students learn materials technology, technical drawing and various general subjects. The last part of the study programme is an apprenticeship with a master craftsman of the trade. The programme and apprenticeship take a total of four years to complete.
Students learn to make specialized drawings and handle the finishing and technical supervision of drawings and related data for architecture, engineering, and manufacturing. Other areas of study include the administration of drawing systems, graphic design and presentation of data, management of filing systems and various specialized drafting and office jobs.
Joining us to study in the construction trades is a great choice. The many specialized fields we offer training in give students certification in their chosen trade and multiple options for further studies at the university level.