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.
- 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:
- Construction Carpenters *Bright Outlook* *Green Job*
- Construction and Building Inspectors *Green Job*
- Construction Managers *Green Job*
- Construction Laborers *Bright Outlook* *Green Job*
- First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers *Bright Outlook*
- Helpers--Carpenters *Green Job*
- Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other
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