Carpentry

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Carpenters cut, fit and assemble wood and other materials

for the construction of houses, buildings, decks and many other

structures. Most carpenters are skilled in both rough and finish

carpentry. Rough carpentry includes framing, boarding,

sheathing and the installation of subflooring, partitions and

studding. Finish carpentry includes the installation of finished

flooring, stair work, siding, trim, wallboard and hardware.
 

SUCCESS PROFILE

Carpentry students should possess average math ability,

good mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and good eye-hand

coordination. The carpenter’s work is active and strenuous.

Physical stamina and agility will help a carpenter to perform the

prolonged standing, climbing and squatting tasks that are

necessary. In addition, a willingness to work out of doors, no

fear of heights and pride in workmanship are important qualities.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Safety

·         Hand Tools

·         Power Tools

·         Material Identification

·         Blueprint Reading

·         Building Specifications and Estimating
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         Rough Framer

·         Finish Carpenter

·         Roofing and Siding Installer

·         Drywall Installer and Finisher

·         Master Carpenter

·         Builder

·         Construction Superintendent

·         Construction Manager

·         Project Manager

·         Construction Estimator

·         Building Inspector

·         Independent Contractor

·         Lumber Products Store Manager

·         Structural Designer
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Residential Construction

·         Commercial Construction

·         Lumber Yards and Building Supply Firms

·         Roofing and Siding Contractors
 

CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

·         OSHA Worker Standards Certification

·         Residential Construction Academy

·         National Association of Home Builders

·         CPR

·         Basic First Aid

·         Building Construction:

·         Foundation Layout

·         Basic Framing
·         Exterior Finish (siding and roofing)
·         Interior Finish (trim and wall cover)

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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