The Carpentry I class covers topics such as hand tools, and stationary and portable power tools. The students will also build small projects designed to help them understand the tools and machines of the trade. These projects will include saw horses, toolboxes, and storage sheds.

The second year, Carpentry II class covers all aspects of residential carpentry from builder's level and transit to site layout. Second year students, in cooperation with other classes, will build a full-size home. The importance of quality work and the advantages of working together as a team are emphasized. Students will use basic math skills and will learn how to calculate square footage and cubic yards of concrete. Students can continue their carpentry education by entering the carpentry apprenticeship program as an adult and receive credit for two required classes.

Graduates of the MTC Carpentry program can choose from a wide range of fields, including: rough frame carpentry, drywall hanging and finishing, roofing, siding insulation, finish trim carpentry, cabinet installation, lumber retail sales … and many others!

Students will learn to work efficiently, how to plan, design and build a house, along with continuous involvement in daily projects.

Earn credentials from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Center for Construction Education and Research.

Recommended Coursework and experience with:

  1. Basic math operations

  2. Adding and subtracting fractions

  3. Geometry

  4. Measurement (reading a ruler down to 1/16”)