• 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.

    Skills:


    Hand and Power Tools
    Safety
    Laser Woodworking System
    Computerized Lathe and Router
    Exterior Finishing
    Cabinetmaking
    Fasteners
    Layout of walls, rafters, and stairs
    Design Techniques

    Recommended High School Courses:


    English/Communications
    Industrial Arts
    Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
    Computer Basics, Computer Aided Drafting
    Applied Science, Chemistry

    Certifications:

    Forklift Operator

    Accreditations:

    National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

    Articulation Agreements:


    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.