Carpentry and Building Construction Technology

Instructor: Mr. Greg Barger

The Carpentry and Building Construction Technology program prepares students for careers in residential and light commercial construction areas, apprenticeships or continuing education at a post-secondary school.Students are instructed in areas from tool use, with strong emphasis on safety, through every facet of exterior and interior construction.

College Credits available in Carpentry and Building Construction from:

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Units Covered:

  • Floor Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Coverings
  • Window and Door Installations
  • Exterior Siding and Trim
  • Interior Finishes
  • Interior Trim
  • Kitchen Installations
  • Insulation
  • 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.

Community Involvement:

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.

Career Information:

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.

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
  • Carpenter
  • Maintenance
  • Remodeler
  • Roofer

Skills Needed:

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