Program at a Glance
The carpentry industry includes the construction, fabrication, installation or repair of structures and fixtures as well as cabinet making. This may also include the installation of cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. This course of study provides students with experience in the theory and practice of carpentry and cabinetry using a project-based curriculum.

Incoming freshmen students interested in this program will participate in the Exploratory Construction Cluster. Students will have the benefit of experiencing each of the following programs for one marking period to determine their primary program of study: Carpentry, Building Trades, Electricity and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). 

What You Will Learn
Students will learn to read blueprints, calculate the cost of construction projects, and work safely both in groups and individually. Most importantly, students will acquire hands-on trade experience in cabinetmaking and construction. Students learn how to measure, mark, and organize materials for the layout, which is based on a blueprint. Students will learn to safely use a variety of hand tools and power tools. Carpentry students also become conversant with building regulations.

Career Pathways
Carpenters work in many areas within the construction industry. Students are prepared for employment in a wide range of careers related to the trade. Students may also continue their education in college or a post-secondary program. Students may pursue enrollment in union organizations. 

Sample Careers
  • Carpenter
  • Roofer/Sider
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Construction Official
  • Lumber Sales Personnel
  • Self-employed Contractor