Carpentry

15 months, 1652 hours 

The Carpentry program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in carpentry. This program prepares students in all phases of residential and light commercial carpentry through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and live work experiences to help the students develop their skills.

The instructional program covers both types of carpentry work: rough and finish. Rough carpentry includes framing, sheathing, wood and steel studding, and flooring. Finish carpentry includes the installation of finished flooring, stairwork, siding, trim, wallboards, windows and hardware.

Students in this program will also learn estimating, material identification, and the basics of both rough and finish carpentry related to residential construction, including such areas as blueprint reading, the use of power and hand tools, framing techniques, roofing, siding and the installation of trim and hardware.

As a participant in this program, students at the East Campus participate in the construction of the student-built house project. Its county-wide reputation for quality makes this an exceptional “live work” opportunity that will help hone skills as students prepare to enter the workforce or apply for an apprenticeship.

Industry Certifications:

  • NCCER Core
  • OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

Uniforms

Required/Optional Items
Purchased through
APEX UNIFORM STORE

Required Items
Purchase from any Vendor

Required Footwear

Required Safety Gear

REQUIRED
· One Royal Blue Short Sleeve Work Shirt with BCTC Logo· Black Short Sleeve Polo Shirt with BCTC Logo

OPTIONAL
· Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo

 

• Cotton blue jeans, khakis/cargo pants, dress pants – proper fitting and no holes Work boots with hard sole, no sneakers Safety glasses provided by BCTC

Textbook

*Order Access Key from BCTC

Modern Carpentry, 13th Edition  & Modern Carpentry Workbookby R. Jack Jones, Willis H. Wagner, Howard “Bud” Smith, and Mark W. Huth

ISBN #: 978-1-64564-660-0

Cost:  $150.00
(Order from school early to assure arrival prior to start of school.)
You will be given information at the beginning of the school year. 

Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment

Quantity Needed Level 1, 2, or 3 Approximate Cost Suggested Vendor
Footwear Requirement: Work boots with hard sole; No sneakers 1 pair Levels 1, 2, & 3 TBD Any store
25′ or 30′ Tape 1 Level 1 $12.00 – $15.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
6′ Wooden Rule 1 Level 1 $10.00 – $15.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
16 oz. Rip or Claw Hammer 1 Level 1 $17.00 – $20.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Utility Knife 1 Level 1 $4.00 – $7.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Combination Square or Speed Square 1 Level 1 $10.00 – $14.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Block Plane 1 Level 1 $13.00 – $40.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Protractor 1 Level 1 $7.00 – $18.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Nail Apron or Pouch 1 Level 1 $25.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Nail Set of 3 1 Level 1 $11.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Pencils – Carpenter’s and Regular 1 Level 1 $0.50 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
8 Pack Mirado #2 Pencils 1 Level 1 $3.00 Kuzan’s Hardware
T-Bevel 1 Level 1 $15.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
At least one chisel or chisel set 1 Level 1 $17.00 – $39.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Pencil (Carpenter’s) Scriber/Compass 1 Level 1 $5.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware
Chalk Line (Chalk Reel) 1 Level 1 $5.00 – $10.00 Home Depot, Lowes, Kuzan’s Hardware

* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.

ACE Carpentry

Program Entrance Recommendations:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Algebra I or Geometry
  • Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Mechanical aptitude

Career Pathways:

  • Rough Carpenter
  • Construction Carpenter (Residential)
  • Roofer
  • Carpenter Assembler & Repairer – Sider