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Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction activity, from the building of highways and bridges, to the installation of kitchen cabinets. Our curriculum focuses on teaching the skills for commercial construction. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. Large construction contractors or specialty contractors, may require their carpenters to perform tasks such as framing walls, constructing wooden forms for pouring concrete, or erecting scaffolding. 

Related Instruction Requirements 

The Construction Education Center also provides apprenticeship and craft training in Carpentry, a non-licensed but apprenticeable trade in the state of Connecticut. Because of this distinction, interested persons not registered as an apprentice, but employed in the carpentry field, can take carpentry courses as a craft trainee. 

Carpentry - Course Outline

  • Year One (144 Hours)

    Basic Safety; Introduction To Construction Math, Introduction To Construction Drawings, OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training For Construction, Orientation To the Trade; Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives; Hand and Power Tools; Intro To Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout; Floor Systems; Intro To Building Envelope Systems; Basic Stair Layout; Wall Systems; Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing

  • Year Two (144 Hours)

    Commercial Drawings, Roofing Applications, Thermal and Moisture Protection, Exterior Finishing, Cold Form Steel Framing, Drywall Installation, Drywall Finishing, Doors & Hardware, Suspended Ceilings, Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim, Cabinet Installation

  • Year Three (144 Hours)

    Rigging equipment & Practices, Properties of Concrete, Reinforcing Concrete, Handling and Placing Concrete, Trenching & Excavation, Foundations and Slab on Grade, Vertical Formwork, Horizontal Formwork, Tilt up Wall Panels

  • Year Four (144 Hours)

    Site Layout One: Distance Measurement & Leveling, Site Layout Two: Angular Measurement, Advanced Roof Systems, Advanced Wall Systems, Advanced Stair Systems Introduction To Light Equipment, Commercial Finish Work, Your Role in the Green Environment

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