Carpentry students standing in front of wooden structure

Carpentry career opportunities are diverse and plentiful. Continued community growth, demand for housing and industrial space is at its highest level, and trends are projected to continue for years to come. The need for well groomed, qualified personnel at all levels is ever increasing. Students receive training and experience in a state-of-the-art facility with attention to the student’s development of specific skills in carpentry and workplace readiness. For more information, please contact Marshall Waggy.

Who Should Apply?

Our courses are perfect for students looking for a practical skill with the potential to earn great dividends. Carpentry operatives and craftspeople are those with both the practical skills for using tools and machinery and a scientific understanding of IT and math. In many fields, such as architecture, creative and artistic skills are also beneficial. Our curriculum aligns with state and national certification standards and gives students the opportunity to earn a nationally-recognized certification. In addition, we instill “workplace readiness skills” in every student to prepare them to locate, apply, interview, and secure a position in/as:

  • Contractor
  • Carpenter
  • Planning and review
  • Architect
  • Surveyor
  • Engineer
  • Retail sales
  • Code inspector
  • Instructor


Student competing in carpentry competition

Students will attend a three-block session every-other-day and earn three credits. All instruction follows NCCT guidelines for classroom theory and hands-on lab activities. Mr. Marshall Waggy is our instructor.

8601 Carpentry I
Carpentry I is the building block for achieving high-level construction industry skills that can result in an exciting and lucrative career. With an emphasis on safety, we teach students to use hand and power tools, cut stock, apply construction mathematics, and interpret blueprints. Students learn to identify different types of residential construction components to form foundations and frame walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, doors, and windows. 

8602 Carpentry II
Carpentry II leads to a successful transition into postsecondary education for careers in carpentry and related fields such as construction management, architecture, and others. We teach our students the safe use of hand and power tools common to the industry, and students will assemble/install various types of residential construction components current with industry standards, including rigging and job-estimating procedures, forming foundations, framing floors, walls, ceiling, roofs, trusses, roofing materials, stairs, exterior doors and windows, decks, and porches. Successfully passing this course leads to CTE program completion.

During their program of study at THCTT, students will:

  • Enter a fast paced, rapidly growing industry
  • Apply knowledge gained in a state of the art laboratory
  • May have the potential to take advantage of “paid” work-based learning opportunities, such as the Youth Registered Apprentice Program
  • Build relationships with local and state business leaders from the field who may be involved in the construction industry through the advisory committee
  • Test skills against other students at the local and national level through participation in student organizations such as SkillsUSA

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