If you like building things and watching your creations grow from an idea to a finished product, take a look at the Carpentry program. Students will start off with hand tools while learning the basic principles of construction and repair of wooden structures. Students also work on the construction of the Swofford house, an exciting project that allows the opportunity to build an actual finished home with floor coverings, plumbing, trim, and paint.




  • Builder
  • Inspector
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Carpenter
  • Contractor
  • Painter and Paper Hanger
  • Drywall Installer
  • Roofer
  • Vinyl Siding Installer




Carpentry I

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to introduce students to a range of career opportunities in the construction field. Students learn to read a tape measure and operate power tools, while learning to work with others. Students receive instruction in site preparation, framing, construction materials, applied mathematics, and blueprint reading. Playhouses and storage buildings are built by the students in this class.

Carpentry II

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Carpentry I
This course offers an advanced study of building materials and methods. Students work on the beginning construction phases of the Swofford house to include blueprint reading, design, layout, flooring, framing, and roofing. This course also includes instruction in estimating, interior trim, paneling, and cabinetry work.

Carpentry III

Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Carpentry II
Emphasis in this advanced course is on finish carpentry with cabinet and furniture construction and completion of the major house project. Completion tasks include hanging sheet rock, installing trim, painting, hanging wallpaper, and installation of basic plumbing fixtures and vinyl siding, and cabinetry construction and installation.