This program provides students the opportunity to learn building layout, framing, roofing, window and door installation, and finish trim work. On-site projects include the use of hand and power tools to do building layout, flooring, framing and wall construction, roofing, and the application of exterior and interior finishes. Upon graduation, students can continue their education through local union apprenticeships, a variety of partnering college programs, or the Association of Builders and Contractors. Through this project-based program, students learn about hand and power tool safety, measuring, layout, basic blueprint reading, basic wood joints, and material sizing. Additionally they learn basic trim methods, advanced framing methods, interior trim package installation, exterior, roofing, window and door installation, blueprint reading, and estimation. Advancement in the program means students will be eligible to increase their knowledge on roof framing, building layout, advanced exterior finishes, advanced interior finishes, blueprint reading, deck construction, and advanced estimation.
Industry Certifications a Student May Earn
Median Wage for Related Occupations
- Helpers - Carpenters $32,360
- Carpenters $66,440
- Lead Carpenters and Foremen $74,000
- Supervisor, Construction $69,510
College Credit Opportunities
- Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Delaware County Community College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Johnson College, Orleans Technical Institute and Commonwealth Technical Institute.
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- Saint Francis University