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Carpentry I (Grades 10-11) 8601C,

1 Credit Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This class explores all tools, shop, and general safety related issues necessary for successful carpentry. Students will develop basic carpentry skills which include the proper use of hand and power tools, how to read a tape measure, and how to use various squares to determine angles and pitches.


Carpentry II  8602 (Grades 11 & 12)

3 credits-  This a year long double block class.


Carpentry II leads to successful transition into postsecondary education for careers in carpentry and related fields, such as construction management, architecture, and others. Students are taught the safe use of hand and power tools common to the industry to complement their OSHA 10 safety credential earned in Carpentry I. Students will become proficient in assembling and installing various types of residential construction components that are 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.


Physical requirements: Physical strength for carrying building materials is necessary. No fear of heights for ladder and roof work. Ability to work outside in hot and cold conditions.

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