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.
- NCCER Core
- OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Required Safety Gear
· One Royal Blue Short Sleeve Work Shirt with BCTC Logo· Black Short Sleeve Polo Shirt 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|
*Order Access Key from BCTC
Modern Carpentry, 13th Edition & Modern Carpentry Workbook – by R. Jack Jones, Willis H. Wagner, Howard “Bud” Smith, and Mark W. Huth
ISBN #: 978-1-64564-660-0
(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.
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
- Rough Carpenter
- Construction Carpenter (Residential)
- Carpenter Assembler & Repairer – Sider