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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 great 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 using power tools

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.

Starting in the 2024–2025 school year, students will complete both Carpentry I and Carpentry II in one school year.

Carpentry I/Carpentry II
In this one year program, students will specialize in all aspects of carpentry, including: understanding how to utilize carpentry specific tools and materials; reading blueprints; cutting and shaping stock, installing flooring, walls, ceilings, and roofs; and effective communication techniques on a construction site. During the program, students will take part in actual projects for various schools within the county, such as building sheds and benches. Students will be instructed utilizing the NCCER Apprenticeship post-secondary education curriculum. If a student passes all assessments within the Core and Carpentry modules, they will complete one year of the NCCER post-secondary apprenticeship education program and earn one high school industry credential. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to obtain CPR/First Aid and OSHA 10 certification. Students may have the opportunity to take part in a work-based learning experience during their senior year, after completion of this program. Students will leave the program prepared to enter various careers in the architecture and construction fields.

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