• Instructor Jeffrey Miller | East Campus | CIP Code 46.0201

    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 foundations, framing, exterior finishes, and lumber. Finish carpentry includes the installation of finished flooring, stairwork, 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, apply for apprenticeships or continue in a post-secondary program.

    NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research

    The Carpentry program participates in NCCER. This curricula and training process is supported by trade associations, contractors, schools, construction and maintenance users, pipeline operators, manufacturers, and third-party training providers. Visit for further information.

    PBA – Pennsylvania Builder’s Association

    The program is a PBA endorsed program, which allows students who complete the program at the competent and above level to earn a PBA Certification. Visit for more information.

    Career Pathways:

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


    Lumber Products Store Manager
    Construction Supervisor
    Carpentry/Millwork Instructor

    *Requires post-secondary training.

  • Industry Certifications:

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

    College Advanced Credits:

    Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg - Up to 15 credits
    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology - Up to 9 credits
    Triangle Tech – Bethlehem - Up to 8 credits

    Program Requirements/Costs

    There are specific costs for textbooks, tools, supplies, uniforms, certifications; and for some programs, medical and criminal clearances that students are obligated to pay upon acceptance. These costs change annually.

    Program Entrance Recommendations:

    ο Reading at grade level
    o Algebra I or Geometry
    o Problem-solving/ troubleshooting skills
    o Ability to work independently and in a team
    o Hand-eye coordination
    o Mechanical aptitude