Carpentry Program - new program for 2023-2024 school year


The Carpentry is a year-long program for juniors and seniors interested in a career in carpentry and the construction industry. Students will be engaged in rewarding and challenging learning opportunities through coursework involving lab applications, and real-world experiences through collaborative work with carpentry trade partners and experts. Students will have opportunities to be placed in paid internship experiences during their high school experience and job placement opportunities upon graduation from high school.

Year 1 Content

  • Carpentry Industry Overview

  • General Construction Applications and Management

  • Framing, Bracing, Rafter, and Roofing Techniques

  • Residential Carpentry Applications

  • Commercial Carpentry Applications

Year 2 Content

  • Year one overview

  • Concrete Framing Applications

  • Finish Carpentry

  • Cabinet-Making

  • Hardware, Door, and Window Installation

  • After-Graduation Transition Programming

  • Practicum Internship Experience (2nd Semester)

Credit Opportunities

  • Year 1

    • 3.0 - HS practical art or elective

    • 1.0 - HS Technical English

    • 1.0 - HS Technical Math

  • Year 2

    • 3.0 - HS practical art or elective

    • 1.0 - HS Technical English

    • 1.0 - HS Technical Math


  • Capstone Internship Experience (2nd Semester of Year 2)

    • Paid work experience during the school year.

    • Placement is coordinated between students, LEAD Center staff, and trade partners.

    • On-site interviews and career portfolio development.

    • Weekly meetings at LEAD Center for preparation of transition from high school to workforce

  • Summer Internship available for the bridge between Junior and Senior year

Industry Credentials earned upon completion of the program

  • OSHA 10

  • OSHA 30

  • OSHA Forklift Certification

  • Chauffeur's License - Class E

  • NCCER - Carpentry I

After Graduation 

  • Job Interviews with prospective employers in March & April before you graduate. 

  • Support for the onboarding process with career placement.

  • Transition support from high school to the workforce is embedded into Year 2 internship experience.