This one year course provides instruction in the skills necessary for employment in the home building industry. This program includes instruction in the use and maintenance of hand and power tools as well as blueprint reading, foundation building, and the layout of floors, walls, roofs, and stairs. Installing windows/doors and applying interior and exterior finishes will also be taught. Students will prepare for the following credentials or certifications: Skills Connect Assessment (SkillsUSA)-Carpentry; and the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth ExaminationPicture of carpentry students building a deck
Are you a detailed person who loves to design and create things? Check out Carpentry, a two-year, six credit program, where you will learn many of the skills the construction industry is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in a state-of-the-art lab equipped with tools, and you will even have the opportunity to help build a real house to be sold to benefit the education foundation!
In addition to going straight to the work force, our graduates have many options after successfully completing their courses! Further your education at a community college, technical school or university:

TCC: Land Surveying Career Studies Program, Industrial Technology Career Studies Program, various apprenticeships and on-the-job training opportunities
ODU: BS in General Engineering Technology

Construction and Extraction
Floor Layers, Sanders, Finishers
Architectural Designer and Drafter
Engineering Technician
Construction Estimator
Construction Manager/Supervisor
Construction/Building Inspector

All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Carpentry!

The following businesses are a sampling of those who have employed our students as carpentry helpers:
Casa Decks
VB Contractors, Inc.
Princess Anne Cabinets

Instructor: Mr. Larry Hinson
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