South Shore Tech

Carpentry

Course Description

The construction and carpentry program at South Shore provides students with experience in both mill and house carpentry. Mill carpentry is performed in the shop setting learning milling techniques and the safe use of all hand and power tools used in industry. The construction phase provides hands on experience in residential and light commercial framing practices including all exterior and interior finish procedures on live job sites.

Freshman & Sophomores

Mill Carpentry – Freshman and Sophomore students will begin by building a series of projects progressing in difficulty continually adding more advanced milling procedures, assembly practices along with finishing methods. Then under the new canopy they will begin to learn the basics of framing, a variety exterior finishes and interior finish techniques and competencies. Also they will construct complete sheds for consumers.

Skills: Basic Framing | Exterior Finishing | Interior Finishing Techniques

Juniors & Seniors

House Carpentry Program – Juniors and Seniors will participate in our outside crew program, where students leave the school campus to construct projects such as garages, additions, decks and new homes for actual customers. Students will learn all phases of framing, side walling, roofing, exterior and interior trim. They expand on the competencies learned in their sophomore years on a much larger scale to become entry level proficient to enter into the union or residential construction field.

Skills: Framing | Side Walling | Roofing | Exterior and Interior Trim

Certifications

OSHA 10 Hour
Powder Acuated Certification

Career Pathways

Surveying
Site Work
Concrete Forms
Framing
Scafflold Erection
Roofing
Siding
Drywall
Suspended Ceilings
Exterior/Interior Finish
Retail Sales
Facilities Maintenance
Architectural Drafting
Window Installation
Manufacturing
Door Installations
Cabinetmaking

 

College Pathways

The skills learned in this program apply to the Union Carpenter’s Training Program in Milbury, MA. Students receive credit for their Construction Technology work when they enter college because of our articulation agreements with Franklin Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and the New England Institute of Technology.

About the Industry

The carpentry trade offers numerous career opportunities from constructing concrete forms to creating fine cabinetry. Carpenters build beautiful structures that last for centuries and have one of the highest job satisfaction rates of any career in the construction industry. Carpenters have opportunities to work in residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects.

Work Environment

Carpenters have opportunities to work in residential, commercial, and industrial construction sites.

How to become a...

Four years of training in the Carpentry program. Apply to the Union Carpenter’s Training Program in Milbury, MA. Apply to college, taking advantage of our articulation agreements with Franklin Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and the New England Institute of Technology.