High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP)

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High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP)

TESTIMONIALS

What are instructors saying about HSTTP?

“Thank you for your continued support and funding for the Construction Management Program. The students love receiving their Certificates of Achievement and the  ICC's HSTTP makes such a difference in their lives. The knowledge they are receiving is invaluable."
Dr. Lisa Edler
Community Partnership & Program Internship Coordinator at East Career & Technical Academy (ECTA), a CCSD Five Star School and Magnet Schools of America Merit School of Distinction and 3-year HSTTP Member

"Both instructors passed the Electrical Exam and they now have a current industry certificate that they can add to their credentials. They also have a better handle on how to deliver the program to our students." Read this success story from ETCS.
Jan Kennerknecht
Supervisor of Instructional Support, Erie County Technical School

"The opportunity you presented to our students to benefit from a certification process in the IRC was not only unique but highly successful. This program will grow from the seed you planted at Hartford Technical High School."
Michael J. Svezzese Jr.
CTE Trades and Industry Instructor, Hartford Technical High School

"The students benefit from learning the code then walking 25 feet and applying it to their work."
Charles G. Hagan
Principal, Harford Technical High School

"This experience is opening our students' eyes to career avenues that they had not even heard of prior to this training."
Dr. David W. Thomas
Director, York County School of Technology

What are construction professionals saying about HSTTP?

Letter of Support
Wayne Pimental
Rhode Island Building Officials Association

"This program is a key first step in developing a qualified work force for the construction and code official professions."
Rich Truitt
Deputy Code Director, Hartford County, Maryland

"Provides students an invaluable advantage over their counterparts within the construction and code official professions."
Joseph Day
ICC Region VII

"Learning code fundamentals would be extremely valuable to anyone planning a career in construction."
Paul J. Gorman
Architects Inc.

"Understanding how to read the International Codes would benefit future employees and subcontractors."
Kevin C. Harris
Production Manager, Ryan Homes

What are participating students saying about HSTTP?

"Now we can entice more students to join our carpentry program in the future with the thought of becoming certified by senior year."

"It was an honor to be part of the pilot program for the HSTTP. This will help future tech school students learn about the codes and give them a head start on their careers."

"This is an opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this historical program."

"Going through the program was challenging, but now that I have finished working on it I understand now that it will help me as well as anyone who studies and takes this test in the future."

"Being given the opportunity to take an exam on these codes and earn a certification is very big. Having the certification for building codes helps us build our portfolio. This opportunity is greatly appreciated."

"If this program is introduced to students in the ninth grade, they will easily be able to pass the test by the time they are seniors."

"The test helped me memorize most of the code I use every day. Also, I can now easily find any section in the code book much faster than I could before."

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In The News

June 2018

Video: Carpentry instructor Greg Sarris supports the ICC's High School Technical Training Program

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DCRA and ICC Meet with Parents and Students at Dunbar High School 

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I’m a student. What’s in the program for me?

In addition to explaining how things are done, HSTTP will also teach you why things are done a certain way. This deeper understanding will help every contractor in the country stand behind their work and guarantee its safety.

Many contractors learned the code the hard way—when an inspector came in and explained their work was done incorrectly and needed to be fixed. Learning the codes in school gives you a competitive edge from your first day on the job site.

Additional benefits of HSTTP:

  • You will learn up-to-date code knowledge and technical training that go hand-in-hand with practical training for the workplace.
  • You will be better prepared to pursue career and college opportunities.
  • Having a technical code background will help open the door to many career opportunities including code administration.
  • Students who complete all four parts (i.e. earn four certificates of achievement) will have a valuable head start when sitting for the ICC National Residential Building Inspector Certification exam. In most areas, this certification is required to obtain a residential building inspector position.

What are participants saying about their experience in the program?

Read stories from students and instructors in the News & Reviews.

Course Textbooks

Pilot Program Photos

ICC Technical High School Student Membership Offer

Additional Resources

Academic Resources

Throughout the United States, various higher education institutions offer courses and degree programs relating to inspection and code administration. ICC does not endorse any of the classes or programs listed below; this information is provided as a professional resource. If there is an institution that does not appear in any of the above lists that is offering courses or degree programs in inspection or code administration please contact us.

High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP)

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Woodside, DE
Sponsored by DEBOA

Abingdon Abingdon
High School

Abingdon, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
Belton Belton
High School

Belton, TX
Bluebonnet Chapter
LGO_ICCSoNevChpt
Bonanza Bonanza
High School

Las Vegas, NV
Sponsored by SNICC
LGO_ICCSoNevChpt
CCTI Carbon
Career & Technical Institute

Jim Thorpe, PA
CCCTC Carroll County Career and Tech Center
Westminster, MD
Sponsored by CCBP
CC
carrollcoVA Carroll
County High School

Hillsville, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
CharihoRegionalSchoolDistrict Chariho
Career & Technical Center

Wood River Junction, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
Coronado Coronado
High School

Henderson, NV
Sponsored by SNICC
LGO_ICCSoNevChpt
Cranston Cranston
Area Career & Technical Center

Cranston, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
DesertRose Desert
Rose High School Adult Education

North Las Vegas, NV
Sponsored by SNICC
LGO_ICCSoNevChpt
DC public schools logo District of Columbia Public
Schools

Washington, DC
Sponsored by DCRA
DC public schools logo
LGO_EastCareerTechAcademy East
Career and Technical Academy

Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsored by SNICC
LGO_ICCSoNevChpt
LGO_EasternTechHS Eastern Technical High School
Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by MBOA
LGO_MBOA
EastProvidenceCareer East Providence High School Technical Center
East Providence, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
Edison Academy Edison Academy
Fairfax County, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
ects Erie County
Technical School

Erie, PA
Foothill Foothill High School
Henderson, NV
Sponsored by SNICC
LGO_ICCSoNevChpt
galaxVA Galax
High School

Galax, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
graysoncoVA Grayson County High School
Independence, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
greenvillecoVA.png Greensville County High
School

Emporia, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
LGO_HartfordTechHS Harford Technical High
School

Bel Air, Maryland
Sponsored by MBOA
LGO_MBOA
JohnHandleyVA Juneau
Douglas High school

Wincherster, VA
Sponsored by City and Borough of Juneau
VBCOA
JohnHandleyVA John
Handley High School

Wincherster, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
LasVegas Las
Vegas High School

Las Vegas, NV
Sponsored by SNICC
LGO_ICCSoNevChpt
lordfairfaxccVA Lord Fairfax
Community College

Shenandoah, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
LGO_MorrisCountyVocSD Morris
County Vocational School District

New Jersey
Newport Newport Area Career & Technical Center
Newport, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
New Town High School New
Town High School

Owings Mills, MD
Sponsored by MBOA
LGO_MBOA
Northwest Northwest
Career & Technical Academy

Las Vegas, NV
Sponsored by SNICC
LGO_ICCSoNevChpt
osbournVA Osbourn High School
Manassas, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
LGO_PassaicCountyTech Passaic
County Technical Institute

Wayne, New Jersey
Supported by BPMIA
LGO_BPMIA
Pennsylvania College of Technology Pennsylvania
College of Technology

Williamsport, PA
Polytech Polytech
High School
DEBOA
Polytech Powhatan High School
Powhatan, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
DEBOA
ProvidenceCareerTech Providence
Career and Technical Academy

Providence, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
Coventry Regional Career & Technical Center at Coventry High School
Coventry, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
richmondtechctrVA Richmond Technical Center
Richmond, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
LGO_SollarPointTechHS Sollers
Point Technical High School

Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by MBOA
LGO_MBOA
SpotsylvaniaVA Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center
Spotsylvania, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
tazewellVA Tazewell High School
Tazewell, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
triplettVA Triplett Technical School
Mt Jackson, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA
WarwickTech Warwick Area Career and Technical Center
Warwick, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
WarwickTech University
of Alaska Southeast

Juneau, AK
Sponsored by City and Borough of Juneau
RIBOA
Davies William
M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School

Lincoln, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
WV%20Blue%20and%20Gray%20format-2-3.png Winfield
High School

Winfield, KS
Sponsored by Heart of America Chapter, ICC
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Woonsocket Woonsocket
Area Career & Technical School

Woonsocket, RI
Sponsored by RIBOA
RIBOA
LGO_YorkCountyTech York County
School of Technology

Pennsylvania
wythecoVA Wythe
County Technology Center

Wytheville, VA
Sponsored by VBCOA
VBCOA

High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP)

INSTRUCTORS & ADMINISTRATORS

How to get your school involved in the High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP)

As a school administrator and/or instructor, cost considerations, ease of implementation and educational value are of paramount importance when selecting curricula to be used in your school. ICC has developed the HSTTP to provide a streamlined, comprehensive course of code study at a deeply discounted rate.

Course Benefits:

  • Students learn up-to-date code knowledge and technical training that go hand-in-hand with practical training for the workplace
  • Students are better prepared to pursue career and college opportunities
  • Technical code background will help open doors to many career opportunities including code administration
  • Technical school administrators and instructors decide how to integrate and teach the course
  • Students who complete all four parts (i.e. earn four certificates of achievement) will be better prepared to sit for the ICC National Residential Building Inspector Certification exam, which is a requirement in most jurisdictions to obtain a residential building inspector position. This exam is also a very good entry point for the path to earn any number of additional ICC Professional National Certifications.

ICC will partner with your school to provide the following support:

  • ICC membership for the participating school ($150)
  • Special reduced pricing for IRC code books or PDF version of the code; CD or Download
  • ICC Member pricing for the IRC Study Companion containing the lessons and hundreds of practice questions
  • A 30-question final exam, administered by the school instructor, for each of the four Certificates of Achievement along with the ICC Certificate of Achievement to be awarded to each student scoring 70% or better on a given exam. (These services are provided as part of the school's $150 membership fee above.)

What are participants saying about their experience in the program?

Read stories from students and instructors in the News & Reviews section.

Get started with the HSTTP Tool Kit

The following tool kit contains various letters of support including the requisite information and instructions to initiate the ICC HSTTP in your school. Multiple links and reference documents provide additional information about the ICC and the importance of code knowledge to the emerging workforce. Other sources reinforce the multitude of careers available to students with construction skills and a basic comprehension of the codes.

ICC Letter to School Administrators

Steps to Establish the ICC Certificate of Achievement Program - High School ICC Membership Application Form

Deciding which edition of the IRC to utilize

Course Textbooks

Additional Resources