Experience, strong skills, and portable credentials are critical in building a solid future. Whether in remodeling or new construction, the call for experienced craft professionals is growing.
Expert carpenters aren't born; they are highly trained through a rigorous certification or apprenticeship process. Hands-on experience, cutting edge tools, and step-by-step learning modules develop your basic talents toward mastery of a trade or preparation for a college-level construction management program.
What will my classes be like?
Step one is tackling those must have basics: job-site safety, the proper use of hand and power tools, and construction math. Develop your carpentry skills in new construction as well as additions, renovations, and repairs on existing structures. You will have hands-on experience in framing through a variety of applications: walls and ceilings, floors, roofing, and windows and doors. Related specialized skills include drywall installation and finishing; trimwork; cabinet installation; plan/blueprint reading; and site layout. Projects start small and expand as your skills develop. Additional skills may be added depending on the type of internal or outside projects the program tackles during the school year.
Hear Construction students talk about the program.
Instructors: Jason Barth and Brice DeMayo
Finished project by Drew Cramer, Neuqua Valley
The topics below are among the essential skills for this program. This is not a comprehensive list of all available skills and goals, but given to show the scope of the curriculum. Changes may occur year to year based on industry input, change in focus, or other factors. Please contact the program instructor or coordinator for additional information.
The Carpenter's Workplace
Scaffolds, Ladders, and Rigging
Plans, Specification, and Codes
Footings and Foundations
Wall and Ceiling Framing