The Carpentry program in the CTECS is organized around the fabrication and construction of residential housing and related remodeling. The course content begins with the preparation and use of hand tools, portable power tools and various stationary hand and power machinery. Fabrication methods are initiated with an introduction to wood types, quality, applications and harvesting techniques. Included in the instruction is the continual introduction of fastening devices and methods, millwork, staging, forms and various related ladders, support devices, and support techniques. Large assembly concepts are taught in the construction of framing and finishing. Interior construction techniques and concepts are taught.

Production work is an essential part of the carpentry trade program experience. Construction agreements are made with customers to build, renovate, remodel or extend dwellings, garages, and decks. It is through this type of experience that students receive practical real world skills and develop not only customer relations skills, but also extend safety lessons to on-the-job applications.

  • Demonstrate Safety for both On and Off Campus production work
  • OSHA 10 / OSHA 30 credentialing
  • First Aid/CPR/AED credentialing
  • Understand career opportunities in the carpentry career
  • Demonstrate proficiency in career related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, and science
  • Understand carpentry processes and materials
  • Demonstrate hand and portable tool uses and operations of cabinetry
  • Operate stationery equipment used in the cabinetry field.
  • Produces high quality cabinets and basic furniture on-campus production
  • Demonstrate basic construction blueprint reading and sketching
  • Demonstrate skills for high quality residential/light commercial construction
  • Understand and apply State of Connecticut Building Codes
  • Perform residential construction projects for customers off-campus
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a job application and interview and to perform entry-level job readiness and carpentry career skills
  • Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work Based Learning (WBL)
  • OSHA 10 (1926)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Ladder and Scaffolding
  • Power Actuated Tool
  • Workforce Ready/Carpentry
  • Building Science Principals
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Millworker
  • Custom Woodworking
  • CNC Router Programmer/Operator
  • Residential Carpentry Construction
  • Commercial Carpentry Construction
  • Drywall hanger/finisher
  • Concrete formwork
  • Exterior/Siding installer
  • Roofer
  • Interior Finish carpenter
  • Construction Management

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