This is a vocational program designed for students who are interested in preparing for a career in carpentry or related fields. Students will receive training in the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to gain employment as an entry-level carpenter.
Skills students will acquire:
- General safety procedures in the use and care of hand tools, portable power tools, stationary woodworking equipment, ladders and scaffolding to acceptable industry standards.
- Proficiency in handling, identifying, selecting, measuring, marking and cutting of common building lumber and materials in accordance with current industry tolerances.
- Ability to assemble, apply or install common building materials on a construction site in compliance with applicable building codes, manufacturers’ specifications and standard trade practices.
- Exhibit the attitudes and personal characteristics that are compatible with employment in the construction industry; these include honesty, dependability, and mature behavior that shows care and respect for the job, fellow workers, customers and employers.
Skills practiced in this trade:
- Interior and exterior trim
- Creativity and problem solving
- Oral communication
Activities in which students will partake:
- Hand tools
- Portable power tools
- Exterior trim
- Blueprint reading
- Cabinet making
- Exterior and interior framing
- Roofing and siding
- Woodworking equipment
- Interior trim
- Sheet rocking
One or two-year community college for carpentry
- Good attendance
- 6th Grade reading level
- Basic math - Addition, subtraction, multiplication, dividing of whole numbers
- Measurement skills
- Copy of High School transcript
- Teacher recommendation
- Visitation to complete interview packet
This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.
This course is held at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center in room 405.