Construction Program Overview

  • Sam Barlow High School's Construction Program provides students with a variety of skills and knowledge related to woodworking and construction. Students will begin by learning the basic identification of wood species and its various properties and uses. Throughout the program, students will learn theuse industry standard equipment and materials with safe practices as a key component. Students will construct assigned projects that incorporate manufacturing technices and will also be able to build a personal design of their own from developed skills. The construction courses focus on the funamentals of residential and commercial construction. The knowledge and skills learned expose students to the various construction trades. Guest speakers and field trips are part of the curriculum including a capstone construction project. This program provides a valuable foundation for future careers in woodworking and construction trades.

Construction Sequence of Courses

About the Instructor

  • Josh

    Josh Pikop was raised in California, but moved to the Pacific Northwest approximately 15 years ago and has been having fun here ever since. He enjoys working on projects and can often be found at Home Depot, purchasing new tools and materials. During his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, daughter and their little mutt named Hank. 




Gresham-Barlow School District's Commitment to Career Technical Education

  • The Gresham-Barlow School District is commited to creating high quality pathways from education to the workforce. We prioritize partnership, collaboration, innovation and leveraged resources to provide high quality programs. All Career-Technical Education (CTE) Programs in this school district are accessible to all students. The district will take steps to ensure that race, color, gender, national origin, disability, or the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.