The emphasis of this Carpentry program is house construction. Within our curriculum, we include other technological and peripheral areas of renewable wood technologies and related industries. The off-campus instruction aspect of the program is an extension of the main area of training that takes place in the school shop.
The four-year program is divided into five parts: Exploratory, Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors and is matched to today’s industry standards. The post graduate program is an accelerated two-year program, in which the students are in theory and the shop every day.
Carpentry 10Course Numbers: 11119 (4.00)(C)
Carpentry Grade 10: In this course, students will build a base cabinet with door, drawer, and counter top. Students will also construct different types of doors with different types of stiles and rails; raised panel and flat panel doors; and drawers. Students will also build a ranch house to one inch scale that will include sill plates; girder; joist; walls; and ceiling and roof framing.
Carpentry 11Course Numbers: 11120 (4.00)(C)
Carpentry Grade 11: In this course, students will safely operate and maintain portable circular saws; sawsalls; portable drills; screw guns; ladders; and scaffolding. Students will create tool sheds that included deck, wall, and roof framing; siding; exterior trim; and roofing material
Carpentry 12Course Numbers: 11121 (4.00)(C)
Carpentry Grade 12: In this course, students will engage in a real life, hands-on project of residential construction. Students will safely construct a building, starting with the sill; girder; joist; walls; ceiling; and roofs.
Carpentry 9Course Numbers: 11118 (1.50)(C)
Carpentry Grade 9: In this course, students will develop a solid understanding of basic carpentry principles, practices, and procedures necessary to properly and safely use and care for hand tools. Students will learn to safely use stationery power equipment and how to complete a drawing using different scales for each project. Students will also acquire basic math skills by determining the amount of material used for each project.
Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities
All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partnership/s:
- CM Chartier Contracting
- MG Haffty Construction
- CORE Remodeling
- Staruk Building and Remodeling
- Gravel Construction
- GM Bergeron
- Salisbury Construction
- Cabinet Maker
- Finish Carpenter
- General Carpenter
- Furniture Maker