Carpentry General Info
As a carpentry student, you will get hands-on experience in the shop as well as field experience through actual residential construction projects. This can include job site safety; floor, wall and roof framing, door and window installation/finish, drywall installation and finishing, cabinet and countertop installation, exterior finish such as roofing, siding and soffits, along with classroom time to discuss the theory behind these concepts.
An emphasis is placed on the care and use of hand and power tools, proper use and function of equipment and materials, as well as an emphasis on the ‘House as a System’ concept. ‘Green’ building concepts are discussed and utilized. Building design/estimating and CAD drawing will be taught as well as math and communication skills.
Successful students become employed in an industry with the increasing need for skilled carpenters.
- Two Semesters & One Summer Term
- Fall semester entry only
- Enjoy working with your hands
- Enjoy the outdoors
- Physically fit
- Team player
carpentry program outcomes
• Read and interpret a set of blueprints for a residential home project.
• Explain the “House as a System” approach to residential construction.
• Explain and demonstrate building techniques including those that would be considered Energy Efficient or ‘Green’
• Estimate material and equipment needs to perform a project.
• Demonstrate the ability to work on a TEAM.
• Demonstrate the ability to properly operate stationary and portable power tools.
• Demonstrate good safety habits.
• Exhibit personal development, global perspectives, critical thinking, written and oral communication, and math knowledge skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Story Marcus Johnson
“I love building things and have been passionate about it for quite a while. I love getting to build a house from the ground up in our program!”
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