Center for Construction Technologies

  • St. Petersburg High School
    2501 5th Avenue N
    St Petersburg, FL 33713-6994
    (727) 893-1842

       Darlene Lebo

       Michelle Diaz
            Assistant Principal

          Sam Pruitt
    (727) 893-1842

    Local business partners work closely with the Center for Construction Technologies in an advisory capacity.
    The Advisory Committee meets on a regular basis to continually enhance the program.

    Leadership opportunities are available through membership in SkillsUSA.
    Upon completion of the selected program of study, students may be eligible for Gold Seal Scholarships.



    Program of study
    What Is The Center For Construction Technologies?
    Why Should I Enroll In The
    Center For Construction
    The Center for Construction Technologies is a program that gives students in grades nine through twelve the opportunity to learn a construction trade while in high school.

    The program is designed for students to earn both a high school diploma and industry recognized National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certifications at the same
    time. By the time students graduate, they will be at a more advanced stage to enter postsecondary education, apprenticeship training or enter the workplace at a higher wage.

    • EARN MORE! Develop a skill that commands an above average wage (sometimes 60% above industry standard pay)
    • Earn while you learn – students may work over the summer or during the year in a DCT OJT class
    • Hands-on training
    • Gold Seal Scholarship opportunity
    • Opportunity for immediate employment during and after training
    • Get an edge in today’s workforce!



    St. Petersburg High School’s Center for Construction Technologies has teamed with Pinellas Technical Education Center St. Petersburg (pTEC) to offer students a unique program. There are five construction trade fields that students may choose from: Carpentry, Electrical, Heating/Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Masonry, and Plumbing.

    Grades 9 -10: students enroll in a daily one-period Construction Technology I/II class. They will learn construction related skills through hands-on activities. Students have the opportunity to earn an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 certification, First Aid/AED and NCCER certifications.

    Grades 11 – 12: students enroll in a daily three-period block at pTEC St. Petersburg in one of the five construction trades. Students have the opportunity to earn NCCER certifications, a 900-hour Florida Pre- Apprenticeship Completion Certificate and Gold Seal Scholarships.

    Upon high school graduation, WorkNet Pinellas, with local industry, assists program graduates with future employment. In addition, graduates have opportunities to work toward journeyman status in their chosen construction trade.