Carpentry

 The carpentry program is a three-semester course of study over a two-year period.  Students who take carpentry the first year will have the opportunity to take another semester class (auto body, masonry, or welding) during that same year.  During the semester of the first year, students will have an introduction to the carpentry field.  Students who select carpentry for the second year will study in greater detail hand and power tools, theory and practical applications of framing, siding application, insulation, finish trim, blueprint reading, estimating materials and the use of specialty tools.  The program utilizes the curriculum by the National Home Builders Association.

Certifications/Industry Credentials:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Carpentry Level One Examination
  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Carpentry Exam
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Safety Certification
  • Virginia Career Readiness Certificate
  • OSHA Forklift Training Certificate

Fees:    $30.00 for work clothing.

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 Carpentry I

 

Workplace Readiness Skills:

 

  1. Positive Work Ethic
  2. Integrity
  3. Teamwork
  4. Self-Representation
  5. Diversity Awareness
  6. Conflict Resolution
  7. Creativity and Resourcefulness
  8. Speaking and Listening
  9. Reading and Writing
  10. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  11. Health and Safety
  12. Job Acquisition and Advancement
  13. Time, Task, and Resource Management
  14. Mathematics
  15. Customer Service
  16. Job-Specific Technologies
  17. Information Technology
  18. Internet Use and Security
  19. Telecommunications

 

Unit I

  1. Creating a safe work environment
  2. Identify the Responsibilities and Characteristics of a Professional Craftsman
  3. Recognize General Safety Practices in a Shop or Job-Site Environment
  4. Recognize all Safety Practices especially ladders and scaffolding
  5. Fire Prevention and Electrical Hazards
  6. Recognize the Importance and Requirements of MSDS Sheets

Unit II

  1. Hand Tools
  2. Measurement
  3. Identify and Describe the Hand Tools the Carpenter Commonly Uses
  4. Use Hand Tools in a Safe and Appropriate Manner
  5. Maintain Hand Tools in suitable working Condition

Unit III

  1. Power Tools
  2. General Safety Rules for Operating Power Tools
  3. Describe and safely use the Following: Circular Saw, Saber Saw, Reciprocating Saw, Stationary and Portable Drills, Hammer Drill, Screwdrivers, Planers, Routers, Sanders, Staplers, Pneumatic Nailers
  4. Describe and Adjust the Table Saw, Miter Saw, and Radial Arm Saw
  5. Safely Crosscut Lumber to Length, Making Square and Miter Cuts Using a Power Miter Saw
  6. Safely Crosscut Lumber to Length, Rip to Width, and Make Miters Using the Table Saw
  7. Safely Crosscut to Length, Making Square and Miter Cuts Using a Power Miter Saw

Unit IV

  1. Define Hardwood and Softwood and Give Some Examples of Some Common Kinds
  2. State the Grades and Sizes of Lumber
  3. Measure Linear Feet and Compute Square Foot and Board Feet Measure
  4. Describe the Composition, Kinds, Sizes, and Several Uses of Plywood, Oriented Strand Board, Particle Board, Hardboard, Medium Density Fiberboard, and Soft Board
  5. Describe the Uses and Sizes of Laminated Veneer Lumber, Parallel Strand Lumber, Wood I-Beams, and Glue-Laminated Beams

Unit V

  1. Fasteners
  2. Nails
  3. Screws
  4. Lag Screws
  5. Bolts
  6. Solid Wall Anchors
  7. Hollow Wall Anchors
  8. Adhesives

Unit VI

  1. Blueprints, Codes and Building Layout
  2. Describe and Explain the Function of the Various Kinds of Drawings Contained in a Set of Blueprints
  3. Demonstrate how specifications are used
  4. Identify various types of lines and dimensions
  5. Establish Level Points Across a Building Area by Using a Builders Level/Transit Level
  6. Use an Optical Level to Determine Elevations
  7. Build Batter Boards and Accurately Establish Building Lines With a String
  8. Identify and Explain the Meaning of Symbols and Abbreviations Used on a Set of Prints
  9. Read and Interpret Plot, Foundation, Floor, and Framing Points
  10. Define and Explain the Purpose of Building Codes and Zoning Laws
  11. Explain the Requirements for Obtaining a Building Permit and the Duties of a Building Inspector

Unit VII

  1. Describe Platform, Balloon, and Post-and-Beam Framing, and Identify Framing Members of Each
  2. Describe Several Energy and Material Conservation Framing Methods
  3. Build and Install Girders, Erect Columns and Layout Sills
  4. Layout and Install Floor Joists
  5. Frame Openings in Floors
  6. Layout, Cut, and Install Bridging
  7. Apply Sub-flooring
  8. Describe Methods To prevent Destruction by Wood Pests

Unit VIII

  1. Wall and Ceiling Framing
  2. Identify and Describe the Function of Each Part of the Wall Frame
  3. Determine the Length of Exterior Wall Studs
  4. Describe Four Types of Walls Used in Residential Framing
  5. Determine the Rough Opening Width and Height for Windows and Doors
  6. Layout the Wall Plates for Partition Intersections, Openings, and OC Studs
  7. Describe Several Methods of Framing Corner and Partition Intersections
  8. Assemble and Construct a Wall Section
  9. Erect and Temporarily Brace a Wall Section Plumb and Straight
  10. Describe the Function of and Install Blocking and Backing
  11. Apply Wall Sheathing
  12. Layout, Cut, and Install Ceiling Joists

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Carpentry II

 

Unit I

  1. Creating a Safe Work Environment
  2. Identify the Responsibilities and Characteristics of a Professional Craftsman
  3. Recognize General Safety Practices in a Shop or Job-Site Environment
  4. Recognize all Safety Practices Especially Ladders and Scaffolding
  5. Fire Prevention and Electrical Hazards
  6. Recognize the Importance and Requirements of MSDS Sheets

Unit II

  1. Hand Tools
  2. Measurement
  3. Power Tools
  4. Wood and Wood Products
  5. Fasteners
  6. Blueprints and Building Code
  7. Floor Framing
  8. Wall and Ceiling Framing

Unit III

  1. Scaffolds, Ladders and Saw Horses
  2. Identify and Describe the Safety Concerns for Scaffolds
  3. Erect and Dismantle Metal Scaffolding in Accordance with Recommended Safe Procedures
  4. Identify and Describe the Components of a Fall Protection System
  5. Describe the Safe Use of Ladders, Ladder Jacks, Step Ladders and Saw Horses

 

Unit IV

  1. Roof Framing
  2. Describe Roof Types
  3. Define the Various Roof Framing Terms
  4. Layout a Common Rafter and Erect a Gable Roof
  5. Layout and Install Gable End Studs
  6. Describe and Perform the Safe and Proper Procedure to Erect a Trussed Roof
  7. Apply Roof Sheathing
  8. Estimate the Quantities of Materials Used in a Roof Frame

Unit V

  1. Windows and Doors
  2. Describe the Most Popular Styles of Windows and Name Their Parts
  3. Install Various Types of Windows in an Approved Manner
  4. Name the Parts of and Install a Pre-Hung Door Unit
  5. Install Locksets in Doors

 

Unit VI

  1. Roofing
  2. Define Roofing Terms
  3. Describe and Apply Roofing Felt Underlayment, Organic or Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles
  4. Describe Flashing and How it is Applied to Valleys, Sidewalls, chimneys, and Other Roof Obstructions
  5. Estimate needed Roofing Materials

Unit VII

  1. Siding and Decks
  2. Describe the Shapes, Sizes and Materials Used as Siding Products
  3. Install Corner Boards and Prepare Sidewall for Siding
  4. Apply Horizontal and Vertical Siding
  5. Apply Vinyl Siding to Walls
  6. Describe various Types of Cornices and Name Their Parts
  7. Describe the Construction and Types of Materials Used in Decks

Unit VIII

  1. Interior Finish
  2. Identify Standard Interior Moldings and Describe Their Use
  3. Apply Ceiling and Wall Molding
  4. Apply Interior Door Casings, BaseBoard and Shoe Mold
  5. Install Window Trim, Including Stools, Aprons, Jamb Extensions, and Casings
  6. Estimate Quantities for all Trim Packages

Unit IX

  1. Stair Framing and Finish
  2. Name Various Stair Finish Parts and Describe Their Location and Function
  3. Define Terms Used in Stair Framing
  4. Layout a Stair Carriage and Frame a Straight Stair Way

Unit X

  1. Workplace Readiness Skills
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Planning
  4. Management
  5. Finance