PDE Approved Program of Study - CIP Code 46.0201

The Carpentry program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to layout, fabricate, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures using hand and power tools.  This program includes instruction in common systems of framing, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading and finish carpentry techniques.  In addition, students will demonstrate the ability to:

Describe various types of materials and methods available to the construction trade

Describe business functions and principles

Describe the complexity of the building construction industry

Describe the complex interrelationships among numerous trades and professions within the industry

Stay current with any new technology or codes related to the building/construction industries

Certifications Offered:

Residential Construction Academy (RCA) National Registry

Career Possibilities:

Self-Employed Contractor

Construction Inspector




Construction Laborer

Constuction Manager


Drywall Inspector

Insulation Worker

Roofer Apprentice

Carpenter Apprentice

Students will Demonstrate the Ability to:

Write clear, concise, legible and accurate technical reports

Communicate orally in the language of the construction industry to customers, co-workers and supervisors

Perform basic manipulative skills of the trade

Interpret plans, drawings, codes and specification, lines, symbols and abbreviations on working drawings or blueprints

Analyze specifications and contract drawings

Make accurate labor and material estimations for a building project


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