The Residential Construction/Carpentry program is designed to prepare students for a career in the building trades through a blend of classroom theory and hands-on experience. Students will become adept at using hand tools, portable power tools and other equipment common in the carpentry profession as well as working with lumber, panel products, roofing materials, fasteners and a variety of hardware. The skills needed for rough framing, roof framing, and exterior and interior finish will be taught along with blueprint reading, math, and estimating.
The Residential Construction/Carpentry program will prepare you to gain entry level employment in the residential construction industry. With additional training or job experience, you will be eligible for promotion to the position of Construction Supervisor, responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of construction or extraction workers.
Typical day-to-day tasks could include:
Supervising, coordinating, or scheduling the activities of construction or extraction workers
Reading specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures
Inspecting work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met
Locating, measuring, and marking site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
Coordinating work activities with other construction project activities.