Carpentry
  • Career Pathways:

    • Rough Carpenter
    • Construction Carpenter (Residential)
    • Roofer
    • Carpenter Assembler & Repairer – Sider

    Industry Certifications:

    • Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate (based on NOCTI)
    • NCCER Core
    • OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    Program Entrance Recommendations:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Algebra I or Geometry
    • Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Mechanical aptitude
  • Carpentry 15 months, 1652 hours

  • The Carpentry program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in carpentry. This program prepares students in all phases of residential and light commercial carpentry through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and live work experiences to help the students develop their skills.

    The instructional program covers both types of carpentry work: rough and finish. Rough carpentry includes framing, sheathing, wood and steel studding, and flooring. Finish carpentry includes the installation of finished flooring, stairwork, siding, trim, wallboards, windows and hardware.

    Students in this program will also learn estimating, material identification, and the basics of both rough and finish carpentry related to residential construction, including such areas as blueprint reading, the use of power and hand tools, framing techniques, roofing, siding and the installation of trim and hardware.

    As a participant in this program, students at the East Campus participate in the construction of the student-built house project. Its county-wide reputation for quality makes this an exceptional “live work” opportunity that will help hone skills as students prepare to enter the workforce or apply for an apprenticeship.