Carpenters construct, install, erect and repair structures to comply with all existing codes and in a manner that exhibits skill and craftsmanship. They read blueprints, sketches and specifications for information pertaining to dimensions, types of materials required and standards of work. Carpenters work with a variety of hand tools, power tools and equipment. They work in a variety of physically demanding situations including weather extremes, heights and enclosed areas. A carpenter may be skilled in framing, interior and exterior finishing, forming and/or remodeling of residential and commercial buildings.

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Credits: Total Diploma Credits 36
Award Outcomes:
  • Practice safe work habits.
  • Develop blueprint reading skills.
  • Assemble floor, wall, roof and stair systems.
  • Install windows and doors.
  • Install interior trim.
  • Apply sustainable/energy efficient building practices.
  • Develop an awareness of environmental responsibility.
  • Exhibit professionalism and related soft skills.

Career Opportunities:
A person who has carpenter training may be an all around carpenter or may specialize in areas such as framer, interior finisher, sider, shingler, drywall installer, acoustical ceiling installer, maintenance carpenter, millwright, bridge builder or prefabrication production builder. A carpenter may advance to the position of crew supervisor or job superintendent. Carpenters may go into business for themselves and become contractors for new construction or remodeling work. They may also go into related fields of work such as sales, lumber yard management, building inspection or factory representative.

Choose Total Diploma Credits 36 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 26 Credits
CARP1111 Floor and Wall Framing 5
CARP1140 Engineered Roof Systems 2
CARP1180 Stair Framing 2
CARP1210 Residential Roof Coverings 1
CARP1220 Siding 2
CARP1230 Cornice 1
CARP1511 Insulation and Drywall 3
CARP1710 Stair Finishing 2
CARP1720 Interior Trim 4
CARP1810 Residential Blueprint Reading 1
CARP1820 Residential Estimating 2
CARP1830 Building Code 1
Technical Studies Electives: 6 Credits
CARP1100 Introduction to Residential Construction 1
CARP1130 Additions and Retrofit 2
CARP1150 Rafter Framing 3
CARP1190 Deck Construction 1
CARP1420 Concrete Stairs, Walks and Drives 1
CARP1430 Install Concrete Slabs 1
CARP1760 Cabinet Making 3
CARP1840 Energy Efficient Construction 1
CARP1850 Introduction to Computer Assisted Drawing 1
CARP1900 Specialized Lab 1-4
CARP2000 Green Building Concepts 3
CARP2005 Green Building Materials 2
CARP2010 The House as an Integrated System 4
CARP2015 Weatherization of New and Existing Homes 3
CARP2020 Introduction to Home Rating Systems 2
General Education Required: 4 Credits
COMM1040 Job Seeking Skills 2
MATH1007 Math for the Trades 2
General Education Electives: 0 Credits