This program is designed to teach students the fundamentals of blueprint reading, the use of hand and power tools, and on-the-job carpentry practices. Emphasis is placed on the methods of residential construction and installation techniques. Students gain experience by constructing various structures, including a scale model single-family home. Successful and eligible students may interview with local contractors at the end of the course for work based learning opportunities: internships or apprenticeships. These positions can be held during a student’s senior year.
Internship: Working with a local contractor for experience and no high school credit.
Apprenticeship: Working with a local contractor for approved apprenticeship hours through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.
*required to continue in the course
Credits for this Program Include:
Carpentry I (1 Credit)
Carpentry II (2 Credits)
Physical endurance to stoop, bend, and
stand for long periods of time
Work with precise standards of accuracy
Tolerance for noise, dust, and dirt
Physical strength to lift heavy objects
Good mathematical ability