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"I picked this class for the hands on experiences and to learn more about the trade. I feel that I am ready to go into the field."

Noah J.


The Carpentry program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to layout, fabricate, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures using hand and power tools. This program includes instruction in common systems of framing, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and finish carpentry techniques. In addition, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe various types of materials and methods available to the construction trade.

  • Describe business functions and principles.

  • Describe the complexity of the building construction industry.

  • Describe the complex interrelationships among numerous trades and professions within the industry.

  • Stay current with any new technology or codes related to the building/construction industries.

When the Carpentry course is completed, you will have the ability to write clear, concise, legible, and accurate technical reports, communicate orally in the language of the construction industry to customers, co-workers, and supervisors, perform basic manipulative skills of the trade, interpret plans, drawings, codes and specification, lines, symbols, and abbreviations on working drawings or blueprints, and analyze specifications and contract drawings.

Course Description

  • This is a 2-Year PDE Approved Program of Study – CIP Code 46.0201

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Cabinetry & Finish Carpentry

  • Drywall, Roofing & Framing

  • Installation & Remodeling

  • Use of Hand & Power Tools

Career Paths

Potential Professions:

  • Potential Professions:

  • Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters 

  • Carpenter Helper

  • Construction & Building Inspector

  • Construction Carpenter

  • Construction Manager

  • Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers

  • Rough Carpenter

  • Roofer

    KML Brotherhood of Carpenter’s

Postsecondary Options

Mr. Dave Liptak
724-728-5800 x 285
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