Course Code: 025088

Use a combination of power and hand tools to build various projects such as furniture, play houses, and storage buildings while learning to read plans and blue prints.

DE (Dual Enrollment), WBL (Work-based Learning), IBC (Industry-based Certification)

Paul Flowers

Classe de carpinteria en Espanol

  • 318-636-5150

Ben Bickham

  • 318-636-5150

Todd Wanek

  • (318) 636-5150

Course Description:

This carpentry program is designed to teach students entry level carpentry skills. The NCCER curriculum is used in order to accomplish this goal. NCCER is a nationally recognized training program that provides the opportunity to earn certification in the “Basic Core” and “Carpentry Level One” through “Level Four” areas. First year students will complete their “Core Certification” and second year students will start earning credit for their “Level One Certification”. These areas of instruction include: safety, floor framing, wall and ceiling framing, interior and exterior trim, and terminology associated with construction. Through this training, students will have the opportunity to operate several of the major tools used in the carpentry industry.

Instructional Philosophy

In order for students to achieve his/her full potential in the carpentry program, it is imperative that students attend class each official school day. (See “Attendance” policy in the student handbook for verification procedures).

Students are expected to participate in all instructional phases of the course. Each student will be expected to demonstrate his/her understanding of each phase of instruction either through a hands-on project and/or written exams. Students will work individually as well as in groups in order to accomplish common goals. Academic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics are also important in the area of carpentry and will be emphasized throughout the course of instruction.

Course Goals

Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate competence in the following areas: (a) safety procedures, (b) basic carpentry skills, (c) construction related math, (d) technical reading, comprehension and application. These guidelines have been set forth by the state and construction industry.

  • Safety Procedures -knowledge, practice, and attitude
  • Basic Carpentry Skills
  • Construction Related Math
  • Technical Reading, Comprehension, and Application

Major Course Projects

Students will construct projects which are related to the field of carpentry projects which are related to the field of carpentry while displaying personal knowledge of safety.

Projects may include, but are not limited to construction of:

  1. Sawhorse
  2. Carpenter’s Bench
  3. Toolbox
  4. Storage Building
  5. Scale Model
  6. Adirondack Chair
  7. Lamp Table
  8. Daytripper Chair
  9. Community Service Projects
    1. Picnic Tables
    2. Playhouses
    3. Sit and reach boxes (for phys. Ed. Classes)
    4. Habitat for Humanity House (Union Ave.)

Make Up Work:

Students can make-up work on Shop Projects, Thursday afternoons from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Assessment Plan:

  • A – 93-100%
  • B – 85-92%
  • C – 75-84%
  • D – 67-74%
  • F – 0-66%