Carpentry

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Power Tool Handling
Exterior Finishing
Metal Studs and Finish Carpentry
Program Costs

* Program costs subject to change

Industry Credentials

NCCER
OSHA
NOCTI
SIMULATED WORKPLACE

The Carpentry program is an overview of framing, roofing, siding, drywall, trim, windows, doors and other areas of residential and commercial construction.

Carpentry Badge

This program is designed to prepare students for further work in the filed of carpentry. You will learn proper hand and power tool use, as well as the skills necessary in building residential and commercial structures. You will also learn the latest safety regulations and industry standards.

What are the classes about?

  • The Carpentry program will teach: Site Layout, Concrete Form Work, Rough Carpentry, Roofing, Siding, Windows and Doors, Metal Studs and Finish Carpentry
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Material Estimation
  • Safe and proper use of power tools

What skills will students learn?

Students will learn the creative and technical skills to work with material used in today’s construction industry. Also, you can learn what’s involved in framing, exterior finishing, roofing, and much more. Students will also perform several “hands-on” activities including the completion of a 10×14 utility building, various other structures and community projects including simulated applications. Academic work in class will include: NCCER core, safety including 10-hour OSHA, Carpentry Level 1 NCCER and weekly classroom instruction.

What Credentials are available?

  • 10 hour OSHA Card
  • Powder Actuated User Card
  • NCCER Transcripts for Carpentry Level One & Core

What jobs/job titles are available to the students after graduation?

  • Carpenter helper
  • Residential and Commercial Carpenter
  • Carpenter apprentice

What work skills will be needed for these jobs?

  • Enjoy Working With Your Hands
  • Strong Concentration & Focus
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds
  • Mathematical
  • Physical Fit
  • Ability to climb a 20-foot ladder
  • Problem Solver
  • Dependable
  • Valid Driver’s license

What skills should a student have to be successful in your program?

Physically (sitting, standing, lifting) demanding with the need for high-energy in a active environment. Students will also need to be drug free.

Program Requirements

Students must pass the NCCER Core Safety, the NCCER Level I, obtain the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety certification to continue in the program.

For Adult General Admission Requirements, click here.

Simulated Workplace Requirements

This program participates in the Simulated Workplace environment. For details and requirements, click here

Technology Requirements

Students will be provided with any technology instruction, devices and software required.

Student Organization

Students may enroll in SkillsUSA.

Program Length

2 Academic Years (22 months)  – 1080 clock hours (Adults may attend part-time only)

Consisting of eight (8), nine-week courses of 135 clock hours each

Schedule of Courses

Course Frequency:  Each course offered once each academic year

1st Year  Schedule:  Monday-Friday 8:30am – 11:00am

1842 Carpentry I

1843 Carpentry II

1824 Framing Practice and Application

1826 Exterior Finish Carpentry

2nd Year  Schedule:  Monday – Friday  12:30pm – 3:00pm

1844 Carpentry III

1845 Carpentry IV

1823 Finish Carpentry

1828 Building Construction Application

Course Descriptions

1842 Carpentry I

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills of the carpentry industry. Carpentry I begins with the NCCER Core curriculum which is a prerequisite to all Level I completions. The students will complete modules in Basic Safety; Introduction to Construction Math; Introduction to Hand Tools; Introduction to Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings; Basic Rigging; Basic Communication Skills; Basic Employability Skills; and Introduction to Materials Handling. Students will then begin developing skill sets related to the fundamentals of Carpentry such as Orientation to the Trade; Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives; and Hand and Power Tools. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1843 Carpentry II

Carpentry II will continue to build student skill sets in areas such as Reading Plans and Elevations; Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing; Roof Framing; Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and Forms; Windows and Exterior Doors; Basic Stair Layout. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for  classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1824 Framing Practice and Application

This course is designed to focus management essentials in the restaurant industry, guest service, food production, and career exploration and pursuit. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, DECA, FCCLA, or SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools and skill sets.

1826 Exterior Finish Carpentry

Management roles and financial responsibilities, staff supervision and training, marketing and advertising, menu planning, food safety, sanitation, labor rules and regulations, and HACCP planning are incorporated in the coursework. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, DECA, FCCLA, or SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools and skill sets.

1844 Carpentry III

Carpentry III will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Commercial Drawings; Roofing Applications; Thermal and Moisture Protection; and Exterior Finishing. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1845 Carpentry IV

Carpentry IV will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Cold‐Formed Steel Framing; Drywall Installation; Drywall Finishing; Doors and Door Hardware; Suspended Ceilings; Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim; Cabinet Installation; and Cabinet Fabrication. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1823 Finish Carpentry

1828 Building Construction Applications

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in the Building Construction Program of Study. Areas of study include foundation and framing procedures and foundation and framing applications. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job‐seeking skills, and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to construction applications.