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delcastleDelcastle Technical High School

Lay out, build, and repair wooden structures.

Program Description

Today, as in the past, the carpenter is a highly respected craftsperson. Carpenters must have the ability to work not only with wood but also with aluminum, steel, vinyl, synthetics, and composition materials. They are involved in the construction and renovation of buildings in which people live, work, and play. They lay out, cut, fit, fasten, and erect the superstructure, partitions, and floors of buildings and homes. In addition, carpenters fit and install doors, windows, moldings, cabinets, and stairways. They must be skilled with hand tools, power tools, and other portable equipment. Their skills are so valued that they are members of the largest group of building trade workers. Carpentry is active and strenuous work that may be performed in and out of doors. Someone who is active, creative, and likes to build will find this a rewarding career.

Advanced placement in the Trade Apprenticeship Program is available for qualified graduates through Tech Prep and NCCER Level I.

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

  • Form Builder, Drywall Applicator, Maintenance, Floor Covering Installer, Roofers, Installation Worker, Shipwright, Building Supply Sales, Scaffolding Erector.

Employment opportunities requiring apprenticeship training after high school:

  • Residential/Commercial Carpenter, Maintenance Carpenter, Shop Fabrication/Millwork.