• Student uses a miter saw in the workshop.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State
     In Carpentry 1, the students will learn the basics of:
    • Hand and power tool use
    • Measurement and construction math
    • Layout and framing
    • Roofing
    • Window and door installation
    • Exterior siding
    • Materials estimation

    The students will complete small individual practice projects and then apply these new skills, in groups of three or four, to the construction of small houses in the shop. By the end of the year the students will complete the construction and “drying in” of a small residential structure.
    In Carpentry 2, the students will learn the basics of:
    • Additional hand and power tool use
    • Related construction math
    • Metal framing
    • Drywall, taping and spackling
    • Interior trim installation
    • Suspended ceilings installation
    • Stair and railing construction
    • Cabinet installation 
    The second year program is dedicated to the completion of the interior of the residential structure and also provides a basic understanding and activities in the commercial part of the trade. As in Carpentry 1, the second year students will also complete individual practice projects before applying their newly learned skills to a larger project in a group setting.
  • Along with the construction aspect of the program, the students will learn about blueprint reading, estimation, and related English, math and science. Additionally, the students will be taught the basics of financial management.

    Career Opportunities

    The Carpentry program will prepare the student for entry-level positions in both residential and commercial carpentry. After graduation, many students go straight to work for local residential contractors framing houses, hanging drywall, installing roofing and siding, building decks and renovating kitchens and baths. Other students take advantage of our strong relationship with the New York State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee. Students that apply for, and are accepted into the Carpenters Union, will apprentice for 4 years while they are working as a carpenter at a rate of $20+ an hour with benefits. After successful completion of the 4-year apprenticeship program, the student graduates to journeyman status at rates of over $35 an hour. The journeyman carpenter can work regularly and still attend night classes at the training center, at no charge, to help advance his or her career.

  • Carpentry

    College Agreements
    Some students prefer to go on to college to further study in the fields of carpentry, construction management, engineering or architecture. Opportunities in these areas can be found at a local community, state or private colleges.

    Upon completion of this course, students may be eligible to receive college credits. Current college agreements include:

    • Nassau Community College
    • New England Institute of Technology (NEIT)
    • SUNY Delhi 

    School to Work Experience Opportunities
    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • Nassau County Department of Public Works


  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
    Admissions criteria: Strong math and motor skills.

    Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following: 

    1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   Math
    1.0 credit   English
    1.0 credit   Science

     This course is certified by
    New York State

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