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Construction, Landscape, and Sports Turf Management

Course Description

Students will focus on the knowledge, hands-on skills, and work place skills applicable to construction. Major units of instruction include: personal safety, hand tools, power tolls, blueprint reading, surveying, construction, landscaping, turf management, and business.  Construction skills will include: carpentry, plumbing, electricity, concrete, block-laying, drywall, and painting. Components of landscaping will include landscape design and hardscape.  Turf grass production and management will be instructed as applied to build and maintain a golf course at Wilco.  In addition, business units will cover calculating prices for work, managing a business, advertising, and sales.  Careers such as agricultural engineers, carpenter, plumber, electrician, concrete and block layers, finishers, safety specialists, landscape design, turf management, and other related occupations will be examined.  Improving workplace and computer skills will be a focus along with participation in FFA student organization activities and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects, which is seen as an integral course component for leadership , development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts. JJC dual credit pending: AEC 100 and AEC 112 (4 credit hours). Guidance Note: Recommended that students have earned a "C" or higher in Geometry.

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Wilco Area Career Center 500 Wilco Blvd Romeoville, IL  60446

815.838.6941

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