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Carpentry - Residential

This program introduces students to the basic skills of a carpenter, safety practices, and carpentry tools and equipment uses/operations.  The student will also be introduced to materials used in cabinet making, blueprint reading, planning, measuring, cutting, and constructing cabinets and installing hardware.  The students will further gain understanding and use of these skills by building a moveable house that is sold at a sealed-bid auction.

Morning session - 8:10 - 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session - 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Residential Carpentry
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  900/34
Normal Completion Time:  34 weeks for full-time status

College Credit:
Prior Learning Assessment

Required Courses:

  • Advanced Cabinet Construction
  • Basic Cabinet Construction
  • Basic Finishing Techniques
  • Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
  • Cabinet Design/Planning and Estimating
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Career Readiness
  • Construction Core
  • Counter Tops and Laminates Construction
  • Drywall
  • Exterior Finishing
  • Floor Systems
  • Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking
  • General Construction Safety and First Aid
  • Interior Doors and Trim
  • Intro to Concrete (and Reinforcing Materials)
  • Metal Stud Framing
  • Plan Reading and Elevations
  • Residential Exterior Trim and Roof
  • Roof Framing
  • Stairs
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Wall and Ceiling Framing
  • Windows and Exterior Doors
  • Workforce Staging

Career Opportunities:

  • Framing construction
  • Interior finish work (including cabinet making)
  • Exterior finish construction

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Application Process:
High school students see home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America recruiters 572-215-2060

Average Salary:

NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research)
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Finish Carpenter
  • Frame Carpenter
  • Cabinetmaker Trainee

OSHA 10 Safety

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)