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Carpentry: Foundations & Framing or Finish

The job opportunities for carpenters with well-rounded skills are expected to be excellent. The work involves various construction activities and responsibilities depending on the industry. Contractors often employ carpenters for tasks including form setting, wall framing and partitions, door and window installation, stair building, kitchen cabinet installation and interior finish work. Carpentry can often be strenuous and those working in this profession should be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions. The course has also been approved by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and provides students with the opportunity to complete basic apprenticeship modules. Students in both classes will work on projects that help them learn those skills necessary for entry-level employment, though some pursue further training through apprenticeships or college.

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Employment Opportunities

Accurate measurement

Assemble roof-framing membranes

Circular, chop, band & table saws

Sawzall & drill

Cut, assemble & erect wall sections & sheathing

Cutting & laying out plates

Exterior vinyl siding identification & installation

House wrap installation

Identification of roof types

Identification & safe set up of scaffolding & ladders

Identifying & practicing common OSHA rules

Identifying types, sizes & parts of windows & doors

Installing windows and doors

Laying out & cutting a common rafter

Layout tools

Material estimation

Measuring tools

Non-wood materials, fasteners & adhesives

Plumbing & straightening of walls

Roof sheathing installation

Roofing material identification, estimation & installation

Set up & use of laser level

Stair identification, layout & cutting

Stationary tool identification, use, selection & maintenance

Thermal insulation identification & estimation

Types, sizes & grades of lumber & plywood


Appraiser/Estimator/Home Inspector

Building Maintenance

Construction/Building Inspector or Technician


Construction Tradesperson


Industrial Designer

Production Woodmaker

General Contractor


Flooring Installer/Insulator

Tool & Equipment Sales


License or Certification Possibilities

10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training Course

American Heart Association CPR, AED, & First Aid

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) - Core Certification

NCCER - Carpentry Level 1 Certification

NCCER - Residential Carpentry II-Finish & Trim Certification

Right-To-Know Training

Sexual Harassment Training

Related College Studies

Articulation Agreements


Architectural Technology

Building Construction Technology

Cabinet Maker & Mill Worker


Computer Aided Drafting/Design

Electrical Construction/Controls


Furniture Designer & Maker

HVAC Technology

Plumbing, Heating & Pipe Fitting

Fulton Montgomery Community College

SUNY College of Technology - Canton

SUNY College of Technology - Delhi

SUNY College of Technology - Morrisville

Contact your school counselor

or call the Career Services Office at 963-4255

for more information on this program.

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