Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center

Students in the program participate in every phase of construction through the building of a modular house, using the latest building techniques with an emphasis on energy efficient construction.
Renewable Energy: This program provides training for the renewable energy industry. Students learn how to create electricity from the sun. Topics of study include photovoltaic, thermal, solar, wind, and hydroelectric. Students will study basic electricity and how solar cells work, and have hands-on experiences with renewable energy systems.
Green Building: Students will explore climate change as it relates to building structures and renewable energy systems. An energy-efficient building will be constructed in class. Through the building process, students will learn advanced wood framing techniques, weatherization, radiant heat and solar orientation of buildings. Building trade skills such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and green home design will be explored.