Building Construction

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  • The Building Construction program at ATA prepares students to perform entry-level construction tasks under the supervision of an experienced carpenter, plumber, or electrician. After completion of their training, students can intern with local construction companies, potentially leading to employment directly after graduation.  Graduates of this program are also eligible to obtain NCCER Core Curriculum and OSHA-10 certifications needed to pursue a career in the construction industry. 

Instructor Profile

  • Mr. Davis began his career in building construction working part-time for Quinn Davis and Sons Builders building and remodeling homes. He followed that with a stint building, designing, and installing cabinets for Muddy Creek Cabinet Work. In 2005, Mr. Davis began teaching building construction at ATA. In 2007 Mr. Davis took a position at Hemingway Career and Technology Center in Hemingway, SC, where he continued to teach until 2018. Mr. Davis then returned to the building construction program here at ATA. 

    Bernie Davis graduated from Hemingway High School in 1997.  He attended Francis Marion University and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in General Business.  “Although I did not set out to be an occupational teacher, I found out that this is the perfect career for me.”