2 YEAR Program

The Program


Carpenters make up one of the largest groups of skilled workers in the nation's labor force. They deal with the construction of buildings, using assorted materials such as metal, wood, stone, brick, glass, or concrete. Instruction is provided in the basic skills of carpentry, masonry, and a variety of activities associated with building construction, such as cost estimating, cutting, fitting, fastening, and finishing various materials. Students will use a variety of hand powered tools, learn print reading, follow technical specifications, and acquire knowledge concerning the physical properties of materials.

A Construction Trades worker should:


- Have a solid background in general mathematics &


- Have physical stamina to endure stooping,

   lifting, and handling heavy loads

- Be able to follow directions

- Work quickly, accurately, and economically

- Have coordination of eyes, hands, and feet

- Have an "eye" for straight lines and proportions

- Have an average aptitude in numerical ability, abstract

   reasoning, mechanical reasoning, and spatial relations.



- Blueprint reading

- Building materials & material estimating

- Roofing

- Vinyl Siding

- Exterior I interior finish

- Masonry skills

- Measurements

- Painting & decorating

- Rough framing

- Use of power I hand tools

- Concrete and forms

With the broad range of skills taught in Carpentry, a well-trained and motivated construction trades worker is qualified to be self-employed or to find employment in the construction, remodeling or repair of apartments, houses, condominiums, offices, schools, and public buildings. About one out of four skilled construction workers is self-employed and contracts with homeowners and businesses for small jobs.

Instructional sequence & POS

Mr. Dan Douglas



PA Skills Certificate

National Home Builders Association Certification

10 hour OSHA Certificate

JLG Scissor Lift Operator’s Certification



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Crawford County Career & Technical Center

860 Thurston Rd., Meadville Pennsylvania  16335

Ph. (814) 724-6024   Fax: 814-337-0602