• Carpentry

    Carpentry students build their future from the ground up by developing a comprehensive set of technical skills ranging from blueprint reading and design to rough and finish carpentry techniques. For students in their second and third year in the program, the curriculum revolves around the construction of an actual house. They design a blueprint, and then begin construction of various elements including foundation and footers, framing, subfloor, drywall, door and window installation, casing molding, stairs, railing, roofing, and soffit & fascia application.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Rough/Finish Carpenters
    · Building Inspectors
    · Home Remodelers
    · Construction Workers
    · Wood Mill Workers
    · Drywall Installers
    · Contractors
    · Roofers
    · Ceiling/Flooring Installers
    · Material Salesperson



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · Hand Tool Safety & Use
    · Power Tool Safety & Use
    · Rough & Finish Carpentry
    · Construction Techniques
    · Roofing Techniques
    · Drywall Applications
    · Cabinet/Countertop
    · Blueprint Reading

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    Fact Check

    · Carpenters can learn their craft through on-the-job training, vocational schools, technical colleges, or formal apprenticeship programs, which often take 3 to 4 years to complete. About 32 percent of all carpenters are self-employed.

    · Carpenters need manual dexterity, good eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance. The ability to solve mathematical problems quickly and accurately also is required.

    · Employment of carpenters is expected to increase by 13 percent during the 1008-18 decade. Employment of construction and building inspectors is expected to grow 17 percent over the 2008-2018 decade.

    · In May 2008, median hourly wages of wage and salary carpenters was $18.72. Median annual wages of wage and salary construction and building inspectors were $50,180.

Last Modified on November 17, 2015