Weitz Construction Academy

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More information on the Weitz Construction Academy can be found at the following website created to spotlight Seminole Ridge’s Habitat for Humanity partnership.



The Weitz Construction Academy prepares students for college and for employment in the building construction industry by providing the skills necessary to enter home-building, general contracting and related industries. This program focuses on broad transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building construction industry and demonstrates such essential elements of the industry such as architecture, engineering, planning, management, finance, technical, and production skills. Incorporated in the curriculum are as well as the underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, health, safety and environmental issues. Training will occur in the classroom, lab, and at actual job sites.

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Students must complete an online academy application.  The application can be accessed on the school district’s website at http://www.mypbchoiceapp.com/site.php
 Course Sequence:
The student’s Construction course is taken as an elective course in addition to the required core curriculum.
  • 9th grade – Construction I
  • 10th grade – Construction II
  • 11th grade – Construction III
  • 12th grade – Construction IV

Industry Certifications:

University of South Florida: The University of South Florida OTI Education Center (USF OTIEC) primary goal is to improve workplace safety and health through voluntary OSHA training and education. Join us in keeping our workers safe! The University of South Florida OTI Education Center is a non-profit organization authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training to public and private sector workers, supervisors, and employers on behalf of OSHA. Please visit our web site at www.usfoticenter.org or send us an email atusfotioutreach@health.usf.edu if you have any questions.