In Carpentry, students will use hand and power tools safely to build various projects. Hand-on instruction will allow students to collaborate to build a house from the ground up.




  • 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 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: 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.