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    The Carpentry program provides students with entry-level skills required in the home construction industry or a related field of carpentry.  Instructional units cover safety, hand tools, power tools, use of transit, blueprints, pneumatic fasteners, and estimation. This instruction combined with practical experience in and out of the shop compliments the main emphasis of the phases of residential construction. Upon completion of the carpentry program, students should have the qualifications to start a career as a carpenter’s helper for a contractor, government agency, industrial plant, or cabinet and millwork factory. After meeting the requirements, students may also apply for entrance into an apprenticeship program or a post-secondary program.

    Topics of Study:

    Construction Materials Survey Instruments and Operations
    Hand Tools Floor, Wall, and Ceiling Frame Construction
    Power Tools Roof Frame Construction
    Construction Equipment Stairway Construction
    Jobsite Safety Interior and Exterior Finish
    Building Design and Blueprint Reading Fundamental Cabinet Making

    Post-Secondary Options:

    Pennsylvania College of Technology Carpentry
    Millwork Masonry
    Luzerne County Community College General Business
    Johnson College Carpentry Millwork
    United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

    Nature of the Program:
    Carpenters must perform a variety of tasks on a day-to-day basis. They can work in cabinet and millwork factories, or as building or remodeling contractors.

    Career Opportunities:

    Cabinetmaker, Construction Supervisor or Foreman
    Lumber Products Store Manager
    Materials Sales
    Rough or Finish Carpenter

    Co-Op opportunities:

    Lumber yards

    General contractors
    Home Manufacturers