Program Focus

The Carpentry program focuses on developing a well-rounded tradesman and includes instruction in project planning, drafting, blueprint reading, concrete, cabinetry, framing, the care and use of tools, estimating, construction management, contractor licensing, computers, CADD, human relations, math, and accounting. Shop classes include small woodworking projects, building cabinets, new homes, light commercial construction, and remodeling.


Persons interested in the Carpentry program should be prepared to work under many different weather conditions. Good health is important to the prospective carpenter. High school shop classes are desirable but not required. Persons interested in being a carpenter should possess manual dexterity.