Carpentry is a skilled trade and a craft in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did the rougher work such as framing, but today many other materials are also used and sometimes the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are considered carpentry. In the United States, 98.5% of carpenters are male, and it was the fourth most male-dominated occupation in the country in 1999.

Median Wage in the USA

The average Welder salary in the United States is $55,992 as of March 26, 2020, but the range typically falls between $48,352 and $64,530. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

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Small Class Sizes - Guided Curriculum

Carpentry Class Descriptions

Carpentry — Level 0
As a segue into woodworking then construction trades, this one-night course introduces students to stationary equipment used in professional wood shops and teaches fundamental safety skills through both instruction and hands-on use. Students are expected to pass a written safety test at end of class at 100% accuracy, therefore study guides are provided for download.

Carpentry — Beginner Wood Skills
In this beginner class, students will use their project to learn to use hand and power tools, ancillary tools such as jigs and jointers, & how to read a simple blueprint. Sample project- Decorative Planter Box for Outdoor Use or Simple Console Table with flip top- Projects may vary by location

Carpentry — Intermediate Wood Skills
An extension of the skills learned in Beginning Wood Skills; students will be introduced to more advanced blueprints, create and apply a pattern, learn and practice additional machinery skills, and develop detail and finishing skills. Sample project- outdoor Adirondack chair- projects may vary by location.

Carpentry — Advanced Wood Skills
An extension of the skills learned in Intermediate Wood Skills; students will be aided in construction of a complex project. Project is students’ choice with instructor approval.