The Construction Carpentry Technology program will prepare students for a meaningful career in residential and commercial construction. Program completion may lead to placement in an apprenticeship program and/or admission to a postsecondary program. Students will have the opportunity to train at construction sites through work-based learning and student projects. Current and traditional building practices, which meet industry standards, include energy efficient construction, health and safety at the workplace, and maintenance of existing structures.

Students will learn the safe and proper use of tools, equipment, and techniques used in the construction industry. Formative and summative assessments will be used to determine student proficiency in hand and power tool operation. Instruction will include proper procedures for constructing residential and commercial projects. Students will complete hands-on projects starting from construction prints to completion.

Course offerings promote career opportunities for those entering the industry. There are multiple options available for program completers which may include apprentice, journeyman carpenter, foreman, and engineer or project manager with additional post-secondary course work. Articulation agreements with post-secondary institutions are available for college credit during or after program completion. Advanced placement is available through the Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IKORCCJATF) apprenticeship program. Students completing the journeyman level of the IKORCCJATF apprenticeship program will obtain an associate’s degree from an approved college or university.

The Construction Carpentry Program prepares students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers.

Career Pathways Offered

  • Carpenter Assistant: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, blueprint reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.

In order for a student to complete this pathway they must complete

  • Introduction to Construction Technology
  • Floor and Wall Framing

And Choose 2 Credits from the following

  • Ceiling and Roof Framing
  • Site Layout and Foundations
  • Co-op (Carpentry) OR 460245 Internship (Carpentry)

To see the complete Construction Carpentry Technology program of studies and course descriptions for the 2015-2016 school year click here.

If you have any questions or comments about the pathways or courses offered, email Gene Booth at the Breathitt County ATC.