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    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
    The Carpentry program prepares students for careers in the residential, commercial and home improvement construction industry. It’s the first step in the blueprint for building a career in the field. Students learn safety practices, job estimating and materials selection practices. In addition, they master the basics of rough carpentry, including the layout of walls, rafters, stairs and floors.
    Program Concentrations:
    • Blueprint reading and drafting
    • Cutting and joining construction materials
    • Door, window and trim installation
    • Dry wall hanging and finishing
    Career Options: 

    You can become a small business owner, master carpenter, general contractor, carpentry subcontractor, remodeling/renovation contractor, construction inspector, interior/exterior trim carpenter, landscaping and hardscaping contractor, drywall contractor, residential roofing technician or rough framing carpenter. 

    Male TCHS student uses a DeWalt table saw.

Male TCHS student stands in front of wooden frame, smiling at the camera.
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    OSHA-10 Construction Industry Safety & Health
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
    S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention
    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
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
    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.