Carpentry

Get on the ground floor of turning plans into a reality. Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand. Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction activities, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • NCCER Carpentry Level 1
  • NCCER Carpentry Level 2
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Areas of Study

  • Courses emphasize math and its connection to blueprint reading, measurement, and general shop tasks.
  • Safety procedures, tools, equipment materials and processes related to Carpentry are an integral part of the daily classroom and laboratory lessons. OSHA 10-hour instruction is provided.
  • Classroom lessons focus on planning, technical and productions skills, principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, health, safety and environmental issues.
  • Hands-on real world projects are incorporated.
  • Students who complete this program will complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research/NCCER Core Curriculum and earn NCCER carpentry credentials.

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.