Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Carpentry course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.
|Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|3 Credits||3 Credits||3 Credits||3 Credits|
|Exploratory and Introduction to Carpentry||Cabinetry/Millwork||Carpentry – Residential Construction||
Carpentry – Residential and Commercial Construction
Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year construction technology degree or a four-year engineering degree. Students can obtain immediate employment in the carpentry field. Employment opportunities in residential and commercial construction include: framing, remodeling, cabinetry and millwork, custom woodworking, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operator, drywall hanger/finisher, concrete formwork, yacht woodworking, roofers, siding installers, flooring installers, furniture maker refinishers, general construction worker, facilities maintenance construction labors and lumber supply employment.
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Carpentry Shop Outside Production: 2 Story Addition
The Junior and Senior Carpentry classes have begun “Phase 1” of the framing out on our production job in Bridgeport, CT.
The students are learning how to handle, measure, and cut framing material for a construction job. They have learned to read and reference an Architectural Blue Print for this project, and with layout tools, mark all the necessary components required on the exterior wall plates. Using industry standard power tools and fasteners, the students have cut, assembled, and installed multiple exterior partitions, along with the main structural girders needed to support the second story floor system. The carpenters have learned the importance of accurate 16 O.C. layout and have successfully constructed the second story deck; floor joists, metal cross bridging, and ¾” TG subflooring. As we move forward, the students will learn how to calculate, measure/cut, and install a framed roof system on this project, along with roofing material to weatherize it.
The windows and siding will be installed after the completion of the framing (see pictures) and come spring, the students will be constructing a large exterior deck, railing system, and stairs for the second story. Trex decking will be installed, where the students will learn how to install these boards via “hidden” clip system so no nails or screws are seen on the face of the decking. Vinyl railing kits are to be cut, assembled, and installed by the students, and soon will show how these railings give an elegant professional look to help finish off the project. The Carpentry Dept. Head came to the jobsite to survey the progress and had this to say; “I am very proud of our Junior and Senior groups and all their hard work and professionalism on outside production, their doing an outstanding job, and I couldn’t be more pleased.” Great job Carpenters, keep up the good work!!!
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