The course is offered through Clay Community Schools and was added to the high school curriculum in 1974 to provide an opportunity for junior and senior students to obtain training in building trades.
To plan the program, purchase land, building materials and monitor progress of construction, a non-profit corporation was implemented. The corporation carries out functions in conjunction with the school corporation without requiring school funds.
Throughout the past school year, students worked on a house located on a wedge-shaped lot on a cul-de-sac lot.
Veneer plastered interior finish was used throughout with cathedral ceilings. The kitchen has maple cabinets finished in a mocha glazing with matching cabinetry in two bathrooms and utility room.
Other attributes include a wood cathedral ceiling in the front bedroom, three walk-in closets and a 7-by-40-feet wrap-around front porch.
The home is 1,940-square feet in size and a 658-square foot garage was also constructed.
The home consists of the front porch, a great room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a breakfast nook, a formal dining room, a utility room and a concrete driveway.
The building trades class instructor is Dan Dragon and he is assisted by Rod Clarke.
Northview High School seniors taking part in the construction of the house were Kennon Douglas, Nick Hughbanks, Ethan Jensen, Mark Kinser, Zach Kirby, Kyle Lafary, Jonathan Vanatti, Mercedes Ward and Jordan Wheeler, while juniors included Matt Clodfelter, Byron Felchlia, Brandon Hathaway, Kyle Pestoff, Andrew Pierce, Logan Thompson, Seth Thompson and Jarrod Timberman.
Clay City senior Seth Tiefel also took part as did juniors Eric Handley and Matt Perry.
The corporation also established two awards during the 1981-82 school year. The Brown award is two $50 bonds presented to two juniors and the Sherer award is two $100 bonds presented to two seniors.
The 2007-08 Brown award winners were Clodfelter and Felchlia while the Sherer award winners were Hughbanks and Ward.