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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

Driving Directions:

208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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School Location:
Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School
Reinforced Academics:
English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Student Organization:
Certification Opportunities:
OSHA, Carpentry Connect, Electrical Connect

Construction Career Pathway Courses Offered

Occupational Safety and Fundamentals - This course is the foundational course that prepares students for a pursuit of any career in the field of construction. Course content discusses the causes and results of accidents and the dangers of rationalizing risks. It includes the basic content of OSHA 10-hour safety standards. It also includes the basic knowledge and skills needed in the following areas: construction math, hand and power tools used in the field, general blueprints, and basics of rigging safety.

Introduction to Construction - This course offers an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge and skills developed in Occupational Safety. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the history and traditions of the carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical craft trades. The student will learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade. In addition, students will be introduced to, and develop skills to differentiate between blueprints, as is related to each individual craft area.

Carpentry 1 - This course is the third of four courses that provides the student a solid foundation in carpentry skills and knowledge. This course provides an overview of the building materials used in the carpentry craft. It teaches techniques for reading and using blueprints and specifications especially as related to the carpentry craft. It provides specific knowledge and skills in site layout and floor and wall framing systems. It includes the basic industry terminology for a carpentry craftsperson.

Carpentry 2 - This course provides the knowledge of various kinds of roof systems. It provides knowledge and skills for layout and cutting of the various types of roof rafters. It provides knowledge and skills for installing exterior doors, windows, and skylights. It also provides the student with knowledge and skills to layout, cut, and install various types of stairs and the code requirements needed to properly do so.


Electrical 1 - This course builds on the concepts of electrical safety introduced in Occupational Safety. It provides knowledge of the hardware and systems used by an electrician and the basic skills to install them. It provides a general knowledge of electrical systems including series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. It provides the basic skills and knowledge to navigate and use the National Electrical Code.

Electrical 2 - This course focuses on proper selection, inspection, use, and maintenance of common electrical test equipment; introduces the types and applications of raceways, wire-ways, and ducts; focuses on the types and application of conductors and covers proper wiring techniques, electrical prints, drawings and symbols.