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    The Carpentry Shop at NWCTC is always alive with a smell of sawdust, ringing of hammers, and the buzzing of saws.


    A carpenters' main purpose is to build or repair wooden structures, furnishings, draw blueprints, design projects, and finish items such as doors, windows, handrails, and cabinets. At NWCTC we teach you home construction from the ground up. From the purchase of property and how to go about that purchase to the very last cap that you put on your roof.


    At NWCTC the Carpentry shop works closely with other trade shops in the process to complete home construction and other projects. We also try to take part in a community service projects every year that they are available. We also strive to teach the students to be professional in whatever their future might hold.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Rough/Finish Carpenters
    · Building Inspectors
    · Home Remodelers
    · Construction Workers
    · Wood Mill Workers
    · Drywall Installers
    · Contractors
    · Roofers
    · Ceiling/Flooring Installers
    · Material Salesperson



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · Hand Tool Safety & Use
    · Power Tool Safety & Use
    · Rough & Finish Carpentry
    · Construction Techniques
    · Roofing Techniques
    · Drywall Applications
    · Cabinet/Countertop
    · Blueprint Reading

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    Fact Check

    · Carpenters can learn their craft through on-the-job training, vocational schools, technical colleges, or formal apprenticeship programs, which often take 3 to 4 years to complete. About 32 percent of all carpenters are self-employed.

    · Carpenters need manual dexterity, good eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance. The ability to solve mathematical problems quickly and accurately also is required.

    · Employment of carpenters is expected to increase by 13 percent during the 1008-18 decade. Employment of construction and building inspectors is expected to grow 17 percent over the 2008-2018 decade.

    · In May 2008, median hourly wages of wage and salary carpenters was $18.72. Median annual wages of wage and salary construction and building inspectors were $50,180.

Last Modified on January 4, 2021