High School Credits: 2 Credits per Course

Level 1 is a one credit class that is available to 10th graders and above. Levels 2 & 3 are two credit classes. This course of study enables students to develop skills leading to careers in the construction industry and/or post-secondary education. Students learn the principles and technologies of residential and light commercial construction. The program emphasizes layout, construction materials, construction methods, cost estimation, project management, and construction safety. In addition, students develop leadership skills and compete in the Skills USA program.


  • Carpentry - Rough framing, roof framing, foundation systems, exterior finish, interior finish, residential wiring, residential plumbing, roofing, tiling, and stone work.
  • Electrical - How to wire boxes, light fixtures, and switches.
  • Plumbing - Learn to install and repair copper, water supply lines, and PVC waste lines.

Program Features

  • We are partnered with Fairfax County Project Development and have an internship for graduating seniors to participate in construction management
  • Advanced level students have the opportunity to apply to work part-time with our Spring Village Residential Construction Site


  • NOCTI - Carpentry
  • Workplace Readiness Skills

Student Career Pathway Examples

The study of Carpentry with additional post-secondary study and on-the-job training may lead to these careers:

Check it Out

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for carpenters was $42,090 in May 2015. The top 10 percent earned more than $76,750.

Industry Connections & Program Partnerships

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