The carpentry course includes customary procedures and methods used by the workers in the trade. The emphasis is placed on the proper use of tools, equipment, and materials. You get repetitive training on various trade operations used to develop the accuracy, neatness, and speed needed by carpenters. Some other related academic information includes trade theory, application of blueprint reading, and mathematics is an important part of the program. Students have the opportunity to analyze problems encountered in the trade and plan their solution. Students learn to work with hand tools, machines and materials commonly used in the trade. Emphasis is placed on laying out buildings, rough framing, roof construction, exterior finish, hanging of doors, interior finish, and concrete forms. The students do practice work with full size doors, stairs, concrete forms, interior trim, paneling, and cornices. Students are provided with detailed instruction in the logical order of the construction of a house throughout the building of models and full size construction.
60% Work Ethic, 25% Shop Projects, 15% Theory
Algebra I & II, Geometry, College Prep English I-IV
*Industry & Skills Certifications:
Active Listening, Controlled Precision, Physical Strength, Manual Dexterity, Communication, Use in Personal Protective Equipment due to dust dangerous equipment as well as outdoor elements.
Work boots, carpenter overalls with apron, a 16 foot tape (or larger), stair gauges, and a notebook (3 ring)
Modern Carpentry by Wagner Goodheart & Willcox
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center
Mr. Miller – Carpentry Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1342
Office Hours: 7:15am to 8:00am
11:45am to 12:00pm
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.
* Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.