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CIP Code: 46.0201

Instructor: Mr. Groff

Program Overview

This program provides students the opportunity to learn building layout, framing, roofing, window and door installation, and finish trim work. On-site projects include the use of hand and power tools to do building layout, flooring, framing and wall construction, roofing, and the application of exterior and interior finishes. Upon graduation, students can continue their education through local union apprenticeships, a variety of partnering college programs, or the Association of Builders and Contractors.

Through this project-based program, students learn about hand and power tool safety, measuring, layout, basic blueprint reading, basic wood joints, and material sizing. Additionally they learn basic trim methods, advanced framing methods, interior trim package installation, exterior, roofing, window and door installation, blueprint reading, and estimation.

Advancement in the program means students will be eligible to increase their knowledge on roof framing, building layout, advanced exterior finishes, advanced interior finishes, blueprint reading, deck construction, and advanced estimation.

Blueprint Reading is a required course for this program of study.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Do you like working with your hands?
  • Do you like building things?
  • Do you like working with hand tools and power tools?
  • Do you think you would enjoy working everyday with wood?
  • Are you good with basic math and measuring?
  • Do you pay close attention to detail?

Inside the Industry

Helpers - Carpenters $32,360
Carpenters $66,440
Lead Carpenters and Foremen $74,000
Supervisor, Construction $69,510

Carpentry students at work, photo 1      Carpentry students at work, photo 2      Carpentry students at work, photo 3 



 Possible Careers 

  • Carpenter
  • Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
  • First-Line Supervisor of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers

 Potential Certifications 

  • OSHA-10
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills

 Statewide Articulation Agreements