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Keith Wallace

CTE Teacher
Phone: Ext. 44078

Department:  CTE

Classes: Building Trades and Construction Design Technology 

College Attended: University of Southern Maine

Years at DHS: 11

I commit to help explore the world of construction and the trades. 

Welcome to PACK BUILT Construction!

Our Building Trades and Construction Design Technology program's purpose is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the building construction industry. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Architecture and Construction career cluster.


The content includes but is not limited to applying construction techniques; reading plans and specifications; and developing trade skills in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and air conditioning.

In addition to our coursework any student age 16 or older can become part of the Academy of Construction Technology (ACT). ACT is a partnership with our school and the local construction industry that provides apprenticeships to our students. Through the ACT program students will obtain CPR and OSHA training and participate in job interviews. If selected students will become a paid apprentice and work over the summer while earning an additional elective credit. This experience can also lead to full time employment and apprenticeships within the construction industry.

Course Overview

Students will complete individual and group projects throughout the course and maintain an online portfolio. Content for the course will be delivered through Canvas.