Our Programs

Building Trades

This two-year program (with a 3rd year option) is designed to teach students the basic skills necessary to enter the construction field. The program offers both carpentry & basic electrical wiring. In carpentry, students learn blueprint reading & sketching, construction safety procedures, hand & power tool operation, foundations, sub-flooring, framing, roofs, stairs & basic house construction & codes. In electrical, students learn cable & device installation procedures, service entrance, light switching, branch circuits, special purpose branch circuits & electrical code. Residential supply & waste plumbing & HVAC systems are also introduced. Over the span of the program, students gain experience & practice through the construction of marketable structures with an emphasis on energy efficiency & 'green.'

Skills USA

Southwest Tech - Course Catalog

Adults are welcome to apply for daytime technical programs. A Vermont resident adult without a high school diploma is a secondary student and is eligible for tuition to be paid by their school district. Adults with high school diplomas will be charged a tuition. Financial aid may be available. Contact the Adult Education Office at 447-3596.

Academics & Career Readiness