CARPENTRY/BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

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PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Students in this PBA (Pennsylvania Builders Association) endorsed program, will receive classroom and hands-on training in carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and residential wiring. Students also have the opportunity to join SkillsUSA and the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) where they can be involved in activities and competitions, as well as community projects that challenge the student during the year, preparing them for immediate employment. Students also have the opportunity to experience live work by taking part in the on-going project of building a modular home. Additionally, students will gain experience in the operations of fork lifts, scissor lifts and industrial rigging systems.

 

 

COURSES OF STUDY

CARPENTRY/BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: Students enrolled in the Carpentry/Building Construction program will study a variety of subjects, not limited to:

A photo of the carpentry and building construction shop

  • Tools and Equipment
  • Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Building Layout
  • Floor and Wall Framing
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Drywall Installation
  • Painting/Finishing
  • Masonry
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Basic Electrical
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    CAREER POTENTIAL

    CARPENTRY/BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: Students who successfully complete the Carpentry/Building Construction program may look forward to careers in the following fields after continued study/work experience, not limited to:

    Carpentry and building construction students work together on a reading instructions and measuring/cutting wood

  • Carpentry Apprentice
  • Master Carpenter
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Drywall Hanger/Finisher
  • Electrician's Assistant
  • Rough Framer
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Manager
  • Roofer
  • Mason
  • Building Inspector
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