• Carpentry

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Carpenters cut, fit and assemble wood and other materials

    for the construction of houses, buildings, decks and many other

    structures. Most carpenters are skilled in both rough and finish

    carpentry. Rough carpentry includes framing, boarding,

    sheathing and the installation of subflooring, partitions and

    studding. Finish carpentry includes the installation of finished

    flooring, stair work, siding, trim, wallboard and hardware.
     

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    Carpentry students should possess average math ability,

    good mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and good eye-hand

    coordination. The carpenter’s work is active and strenuous.

    Physical stamina and agility will help a carpenter to perform the

    prolonged standing, climbing and squatting tasks that are

    necessary. In addition, a willingness to work out of doors, no

    fear of heights and pride in workmanship are important qualities.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Safety

    ·         Hand Tools

    ·         Power Tools

    ·         Material Identification

    ·         Blueprint Reading

    ·         Building Specifications and Estimating
     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    ·         Rough Framer

    ·         Finish Carpenter

    ·         Roofing and Siding Installer

    ·         Drywall Installer and Finisher

    ·         Master Carpenter

    ·         Builder

    ·         Construction Superintendent

    ·         Construction Manager

    ·         Project Manager

    ·         Construction Estimator

    ·         Building Inspector

    ·         Independent Contractor

    ·         Lumber Products Store Manager

    ·         Structural Designer
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Residential Construction

    ·         Commercial Construction

    ·         Lumber Yards and Building Supply Firms

    ·         Roofing and Siding Contractors
     

    CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

    ·         OSHA Worker Standards Certification

    ·         Residential Construction Academy

    ·         National Association of Home Builders

    ·         CPR

    ·         Basic First Aid

    ·         Building Construction:

    ·         Foundation Layout

    ·         Basic Framing
    ·         Exterior Finish (siding and roofing)
    ·         Interior Finish (trim and wall cover)