Merced County Office of Education

Construction Technology

Construction Technology​



Teacher: Steve Macha
Email: smacha​​  
                                           Phone: (209) 381-4500 x 5131                                           

Class Description

The Construction Technology course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to train in the field of Construction Trades, and to obtain specific technical skills necessary for both new construction and remodeling projects.  Included in this course are classroom and work-based learning experiences related to: 1) safety, 2) trade vocabulary,  3) construction related mathematics and communication skills, 4) blueprint reading, 5) building codes, 6) construction processes related to planning, layout, materials, assembling and finishing, 7) rough and finished carpentry standards, 8) building standards for residential and commercial construction, 9) construction materials, tools, and equipment, 10) career opportunities.


Teacher Information


Steve Macha was born in Los Banos, California. His family moved to Merced in 1964, where he has lived since. He graduated from Merced High School in 1972 and then went into the field of construction trades until 1982. He later worked for Save Mart in their warehouse and became their transportation manager. Steve attended Merced College full-time for two years to get more schooling under his belt. In 2001 he came to work for the Merced County Office of Education.
Steve is a member of the Merced Golf and Country Club where he spends his time with friends playing golf. He is also a member of the Merced Elks where he participates in numerous volunteer activities in the community.

Mission Statement

To teach students the skills of construction trades so they may become productive citizens.

Class Resources
Construction Technology Brochure ​