• Carpentry

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
  • Two carpentry students measuring the roof of 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

    OSHA-10 Construction Industry Safety & Health
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
    S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention

    College Credits

    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    SOAR Credits
    Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    Commonwealth Technical Institute
    Delaware County Community College
    Johnson College
    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

    Workplace Opportunities

    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies such as: Sterling Kitchens, Aerzen Corporation, Longwood Gardens, Akers Contracting and Tague Lumber. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
    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