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Connellsville Area Career & Technical Center

Carpentry » Carpentry


Instructor: Mr. Jerry Matthews

Whether it is a simple dog house or a large mansion, it won’t get built without a carpenter. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials and they need to do it with a sense of style and an eye for efficiency. Carpenters need to understand power tools, blue prints, elements of design, and budgeting. The Carpentry lab at CACTC will prepare you for a career in this essential field.

Students in Carpentry will:

  • Research careers in construction
  • Learn shop safety
  • Learn skills with hand tools and power machinery
  • Estimate materials and cost for carpentry projects
  • Read and interpret blueprints
  • Layout, form and pour footers and wall foundations
  • Build floors, walls, ceilings and roofs
  • Install and finish drywall
  • Install windows and doors
  • Install interior trim

Industry Certifications a Student may earn:

  • OSHA

Employment Opportunities with further Education and Training:

  • Carpenter Assembler
  • Residential Construction Carpenter
  • Roofer

Employment Opportunities with further Education and Training:

  • Construction Supervisor
  • Lumber Store Manager
  • Carpentry/Millwork Instructor

Post-Secondary Options:

To view current advanced credit opportunities articulated with post-secondary institutions, search for equivalency results at

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