Carpentry & Building Construction
Instructor: Mr. Greg Barger
CIP CODE: 46.0201
The Carpentry and Building Construction Technology Program prepares students for careers in residential and light commercial construction, apprenticeships, or continuing education at a post secondary institution. The program provides intensive safety training for all hand held and stationary construction power equipment. Areas of instruction include, site selection and building permits, foundations and forms, floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, and roof coverings, exterior finish, insulation and interior finish.
Students are instructed in areas from tool use, with strong emphasis on safety, through every facet of exterior and interior construction.
Areas of Instruction:
- Floor Framing
- Wall Framing
- Roof Coverings
- Window and Door Installations
- Exterior Siding and Trim
- Interior Finishes
- Interior Trim
- Kitchen Installations
- Site Selection and Layout
Students considering a career in carpentry should possess good math skills, physical agility and coordination, a good sense of balance, and no fear of heights.
Habitat for Humanity funds projects and the students are learning the skills to construct entire houses, as well as gaining pride and satisfaction with their projects.
Upon completion of the two-year program, students are entry-level ready for the carpentry field, which at this time is experiencing an extreme shortage of skilled workers. Students are also able to pursue post-secondary education. Students have the opportunity to earn their CDL at a significantly reduced cost! Click here for more details.
What are the Benefits?
Carpenters may advance to carpentry supervisor or general construction supervisor positions. Some carpenters become independent contractors. Other job opportunities beyond the Career Center are:
- Cabinet Maker
- Drywall and Insulation Installer
Like any other career, certain skills are needed to succeed in the
carpentry field. Some of these skills are as follows:
- Good math skills
- Physical agility and coordination
- A good sense of balance
- No fear of heights
- Teamwork and independent worker
- Understanding of measurements
- Communication skills
- Ability to handle prolonged standing, climbing and bending
College Credits available in Carpentry and Building Construction from:
St. Francis University
Clarion University of PA
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Commonwealth Technical Institute
PA College of Technology Excelsor College
Adult Education Information
$6,800.00 – Includes books, NOCTI, & OSHA Certification. Estimated expenses not included in tuition: Criminal Record Check – $22.00 Child Abuse Clearance – $13.00 Federal Criminal History Record-$23.85
Carpenter Jeans – $60.00 Work Boots – $100.00 Class Shirt – $13.00 Hammer – $15.00 Carpenter Tool Belt – $30.00 Tape Measure – $15.00 Speed Square – $10.00, $300.00 deposit that will go toward tuition.
Academic Year: 9 months/900 hours
Start Date: August
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-2:30 pm
Book included in tuition
Residential Construction Academy-Carpentry 4th Edition