• Carpentry

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
  • Two carpentry students measuring the roof on a small model home

    Unlike traditional woodshop electives, the Carpentry program offers students a more comprehensive, in-depth exploration of carpentry and construction. Students in this program will get extensive hands-on experience that prepares them to directly enter careers in the residential, commercial and home improvement construction industry.
    Sample Career Skills
    • Understand industry safety standards
    • Properly identify and use hand tools, blueprints and measuring devices
    • Properly use and maintain hand and stationary power tools
    • Construct floor systems, walls, windows and door openings
    • Build simple and complex roof structures and stairs
    • Hang and finish drywall, install finish trim on the interior of structures and install doors and cabinets
  • Certifications (4) 

    OSHA 10-Hour Certification
    SP2 Safety & Pollution Prevention Certification
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
    NOCTI Certification

    College Credits (5)  

    Earn up to 5 college credits.

    Workplace Opportunities (10) 

    Some notable partners include: Tague Lumber, the Borough of Downingtown, Sterling Kitchen & Bath and more!
    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Click here to review the task list.
  • Four carpentry students measuring and cutting wood