Associated Certification Available through NCCER (Core and Level 1 Carpentry), AACC Proficiency Credit Available
The Carpentry program provides high school students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge about the field of carpentry. Studies encompass blueprint reading, cost estimating, and house construction, both exterior and interior.
This program emphasizes safe handling of hand and power tools. Students are provided experiences to practice and develop techniques that will be required in the trade. Applications of mathematics, science, and communication skills are incorporated into the program. Many related trades will also be taught to broaden students’ understanding and abilities, including, painting, roofing, drywall finishing, sales, and independent contracting.
Skills and career development through the National Center for Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER) training curriculum, provides students with industry recognized credentials in a national registry. Students are also guided in preparing a resume, a portfolio, and employment interview skills. Completion of the Carpentry program offers graduates many options for employment in the construction industry and college credits can be earned. There are several colleges that offer related courses leading to Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees.