The construction system course provides students with a working understanding of the key elements associated with designing, planning, and constructing a structure on-site. Students learn major concepts through hands-on activities, using contemporary construction tools and materials. Activities involve a variety of types of construction, such as commercial and residential buildings, bridges, and other structures including cabinets and furniture. Emphasis is placed on student understanding of major concepts associated with each main content element as well as interrelationship of management and production elements. The content and activities are inclusive of the Connecticut Career Clusters of "Construction: Technologies and Design" and "Technologies: Manufacturing, Communications, and Repair".