Carpentry

Carpentry provides instruction in techniques used in commercial and residential construction. Students learn to cut, shape and fasten wood and other materials to build structures. The course will include all aspects of construction from vacant lot to the finished product.

Carpentry is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option)


Instructors:

- Jon Mersinger ( jdmersi@carrollk12.org )


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All of the construction programs are certified by the National Center for Construction. Students have the opportunity to become A.B.C. (Associated Builders and Contractors) Certified.

Accociated Builders and Contractors: Each construction program is associated with ABC. The following is from their website: "ABC, as the sole association in the United States devoted exclusively to protect the merit shop construction industry, truly represents the entire construction team. ABC members range from emerging companies to multi-billion-dollar international firms. It includes general contractors, specialty contractors in all areas of construction, industry material, equipment suppliers and professionals. Because of the broad diversity of its membership, ABC offers a tremendous array of services and programs to meet the specifice needs of its members."


Major Units of Study:

- Floor framing and construction

- Roof framing and construction

- Blueprint reading

- Exterior and interior finishing

- Hand and power tools

- Wall and ceiling framing

- Wood building materials, fasteners, and adhesives


Continuing Education Opportunities:

- Apprentice Programs

- Articulation with Catonsville Community College

- College

- Military Services


Technical Institutes Career Opportunities:

- Building Maintenance

- Building Supply Salesperson

- Cabinet Maker

- Carpentry Technician

- Finish Carpenter

- Foreman

- Government Services

- Rough Carpenter

- Technological Design

- Advanced Design Applications

- Agricultural Mechanical Technology

- Public Speaking

- Technological Issues and Impacts

- Internship (.5-1)


Career Specific Electives:

- Technological Design

- Advanced Design Applications

- Math elective beyond Algebra II

- Public Speaking

- Technological Issues and Impacts

- Business Communication and Keyboarding

- Internship (.5-1)

- Agricultural Mechanical Technology


For more information about careers in the carpentry field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Carpentry