CARPENTRY

In Carpentry, students will learn basic principles of carpentry and construction, as well as safe use of hand tools and power tools. Students will benefit from hands-on instruction and collaborate with classmates to build a house — from floors to roof, from siding to plumbing, from start to finish.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Builder

  • Inspector

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Contractor

  • Painter

  • Drywall Installer

  • Roofer

  • Vinyl Siding Installer

 

CURRICULUM

 

Carpentry I

Grades: 10-12 / Approximate Fees: $15
Prerequisite: None
This course will introduce students to a range of career opportunities in the construction field. Students read a tape measure and operate hand and power tools, while learning to work with others. Students receive instruction in site preparation, framing, construction materials, applied mathematics, and blueprint reading. Playhouses, storage buildings, and other projects are built by the students in this class.

Carpentry II

Grades: 11-12 / Approximate Fees: $15
Prerequisite: Completion of Carpentry I with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval
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: 10-12 *Students are allowed to take Carpentry III before Carpentry II* Approximate Fees: $15
Prerequisite: Completion of Carpentry I with minimum grade of 80 or Director approval
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.