To JOIN the CARPENTRY GOOGLE CLASSROOM:
- Go to classroom.google.com.
- Press the "+" button and select "Join a Class".
- Use the following Class Codes as appropriate.
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What is Carpentry?
There are two types of carpentry work: rough and finish. Rough carpentry includes framing, boarding, sheathing, bracing, roofing, and studding; finish carpentry includes the installation of finished flooring, stairwork, siding, trim, wallboards, windows, and hardware. Students in the Carpentry program will learn the basics of both rough and finish carpentry, including such areas as blueprint reading, using power and hand tools, framing techniques, installing trim and hardware, estimating, and identifying materials. Many of these skills are developed through live work projects performed throughout the school. Safety instruction is emphasized throughout the program.
For more information about the opportunities available through this program, please visit the "College Credits" and "Industry Certifications" links to the left and check out this video all about the Carpentry program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uiaSP9Xrhc.
CHS: BCT 103(Construction Hand and Power Tools)
CHS: BCT 109 (Framing Principles)
Certifications: OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR/AED, JLG Telehandler, JLG Aerial Platform Lift, Scissor Lift, Skid Loader Safety
OPTION: Cooperative Education
Is it for You?
Students seeking to apply to the program should enjoy hands-on labor and working with construction materials and machines. Carpentry work is strenuous and difficult, and students will be expected to utilize the techniques they learn in the classroom. Prolonged standing, climbing, and squatting are often necessary, and carpenters risk injury from slips and falls; from contact with sharp or rough materials; and from the use of sharp tools and power equipment. Work may be done alone, with a helper, or with a crew, and may be performed indoors or outdoors. Carpenters working indoors normally work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week while carpenters working outdoors tend to work irregular hours due to weather conditions. To be successful in this program, students should possess the following skills:
- The ability to work cooperatively with others.
- The ability to follow oral and written directions.
- Average math and reading ability and measuring skills.
- Eye, hand and finger coordination.
- Good physical stamina and coordination.
For more information on this program's objectives, please visit the "Task List" link to the left.
* Salaries listed are PA state averages taken from www.onetonline.com and are accurate as of June 2016.
Construction Managers ($95,760)
Construction Carpenters ($44,560)
Commercial/Residential Carpenter ($44,560)
Construction Laborers ($35,680)
*Some employment options may require additional study.