Course Name


Industry Credentials

First Year (11th Grade)

  • Carpentry I
  • Carpentry II

In the foundational exploration of Carpentry I, students embark on a transformative journey, laying the groundwork for a career in the dynamic construction industry. With a paramount focus on safety, this course equips students with the essential skills necessary for a successful and rewarding career. From mastering the use of hand and power tools to the application of construction mathematics, interpretation of blueprints, and understanding basic rigging, students acquire a multifaceted skill set.

A pivotal aspect of Carpentry I is the development of proficiency in identifying residential construction components. From framing walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, doors, to windows, students gain hands-on experience that goes beyond theory. The course culminates in the acquisition of the Construction Industry OSHA 10 safety credential, a testament to their commitment to safety in the construction workspace.

Building upon this foundation, Carpentry II propels students into a realm of advanced skills, preparing them for a seamless transition into postsecondary education and diverse careers in carpentry and related fields. With a continued emphasis on safety, students delve deeper into the safe use of hand and power tools, complementing their existing OSHA 10 safety credential.


NCCER Core Curriculum

NCCER Core Curriculum Carpentry Level One

Second Year (12th Grade)

  • Cabinetmaking I
  • Cabinetmaking II

In the immersive realm of Cabinetmaking, students undergo a transformative journey where craftsmanship converges with practical skills and essential knowledge. The foundational steps, as explored in the initial phase, involve learning workshop and tool safety alongside employability skills. Through hands-on experiences, students delve into the intricacies of reading plans, estimating and selecting materials, and mastering the art of cutting and shaping stock. The assembly, fastening, and installation of components become second nature, as does the delicate process of finishing surfaces.

As the journey progresses, students in the advanced phase of Cabinetmaking continue to refine their expertise. Workshop and tool safety remain paramount, further reinforced by enhanced employability skills. The curriculum evolves to include the interpretation of plans, detailed material estimation and selection, and the intricate processes of installing interior finishes. Wood veneers and plastic laminates become mediums of artistic expression, as students master the fine art of finishing surfaces. The final chapter involves the logistical challenges of transporting and installing cabinets, a testament to the comprehensive skill set acquired.