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Carpentry - Residential

Carpentry House Project Photo

This program introduces students to the basic skills of a carpenter, safety practices, and carpentry tools and equipment uses/operations.  The student will also be introduced to materials used in cabinet making, blueprint reading, planning, measuring, cutting, and constructing cabinets and installing hardware.  The students will further gain understanding and use of these skills by building a moveable house that is sold at a sealed-bid auction.

Morning session - 8:10 - 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session - 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Residential Carpentry
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  1015/39
Normal Completion Time:  39 weeks for full-time status

College Credit:
Prior Learning Assessment

Required Courses:

  • General Construction Safety and First Aid
  • Construction Core
  • Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
  • Plan Reading and Elevations
  • Floor Systems
  • Wall and Ceiling Framing
  • Intro to Concrete
  • Metal Stud Framing
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Roof Framing
  • Roofing Applications
  • Residential Exterior Trim and Roof
  • Stairs
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Finishing
  • Interior Doors and Trim
  • Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking
  • Cabinet Design/Planning and Estimating
  • Basic Cabinet Construction
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Counter Tops and Laminates Construction
  • Basic Finishing Techniques
  • Advanced Cabinet Construction
  • Exterior Finishing
  • Windows and Exterior Doors
  • Workforce Staging

Career Opportunities:

  • Framing construction
  • Interior finish work (including cabinet making)
  • Exterior finish construction

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Application Process:
High school students see home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor 405-449-3391

Average Salary:

NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research)
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Finish Carpenter
  • Frame Carpenter
  • Cabinetmaker Trainee

OSHA 10 Safety

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)