According to United Stated Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in the carpentry trades are expected to rise 24% by the year 2022. This class offers students the opportunity to explore creativity and self-expression through the use of various building materials. Students are introduced to the building trade and they learn the proper and safe use of wood working equipment, including hand and power tools. As the class progresses, students will begin building large projects such as sheds, gazebos, and other structures.
Career Fields Include:
Custom Woodworker, Residential Carpenter, Commercial Carpenter, Industrial Carpenter, Building Tradesperson
Prerequisite: Good Math Skills
Level 1 students prepare to earn their national credential from the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) in the area of carpentry/residential carpentry. During the first semester, students master residential framing skills including floor systems, walls, ceilings and roofs. Additionally, they learn and apply blueprint-reading skills and a strong emphasis on safety.
Prerequisites: Carpentry I
Students continue advanced training to earn their full credentials from NCCER. They learn roof applications, interior and exterior finishing, stairs, concrete forms and finishing as well as additional blueprint training.
Carpentry III- Work Based Learning
Grades 11- 12
Prerequisite: Student must have completed carpentry I & II at DCCTC as well as have a satisfactory instructor recommendation.
Students who have completed carpentry I & II at DCCTC and desire work experience in the field may choose to further enhance their skills by enrolling in our work based learning course. Students will learn daily duties and participate in on-site training. Students must provide their own transportation to work sites.
“I remain in touch with many former students and enjoy hearing about their success.”
Mr. Olin brings more than 40 years of experience as a carpenter and cabinetmaker to DCCTC. He has a degree in vocational education from SUNY Oswego and been teaching for 23 years. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with students and considers finding employment for graduating seniors a high priority.