The Carpentry program provides students with the technical skills to build, install and/or repair residential, commercial, and industrial structures such as floors, walls, roofing, windows, and doors as well as interior and exterior building structures. Students who graduate from this program will have learned how to construct, repair and install building framework and structures made from wood and other building materials. Areas of study include construction drawings, framing, floor systems, roofing, ceilings, moisture protection, rigging practices, drywall, cabinetry, concrete forms, interior and exterior finishes, site preparation, and crew leadership. Additionally, students will learn mathematical calculations necessary to plan and build structures, and soft skills to include communication skills, team work and professionalism.
Students will learn how to safely use the tools of the trade to assist with cutting and shaping wood, plastic, fiberglass or drywall. Some of these commonly used hand tools include levels, chisels and squares as well as an assortment of power tools such as circular saws, nail guns, sanders and various welding machines. Hands-on, and troubleshooting applications in a classroom and lab setting are also presented to include various angle cuts, assembling and aligning walls, building roof systems, blueprint reading, and the safe usage of various hand and power tools needed for this trade.
Students will have the opportunity to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification, the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Levels I, II, III, IV and CPR/Basic Life Support.