About the Program:
A student in the Carpentry program will be introduced to careers for general carpenters, wood workers, and fine cabinetmakers. Classroom learning will include measuring; use of power tools; use of hand tools; types of fasteners; types of adhesives; rough carpentry skills; cabinetmaking skills; blueprint reading skills; programming/operation of the CNC (computerized numerical control) lathe, router, and moving gantry router. Students will learn the art and operation of laser woodworking systems. Practical application includes fine cabinetmaking and working on construction of the modular home.
Hand and Power Tools
Laser Woodworking System
Computerized Lathe and Router
Layout of walls, rafters, and stairs
Recommended High School Courses:
Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
Computer Basics, Computer Aided Drafting
Applied Science, Chemistry
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
The Carpentry program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with these post-secondary schools:PA College of Technology (A Pennsylvania State University affiliate school)Triangle Tech, Inc.
Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.