Diversified Agriculture Building Trades & Restoration Carpentry Business Administration & Technology Fire & Emergency Services

Program Overview

This is a two year half day program available to juniors and seniors. This is a hands-on course geared towards giving students entry-level job skills in carpentry and related trades in the construction industry. This course covers all aspects of building renovations with the majority class time spent on the job-site. Students will take part in a project from deconstruction to detailed finish work. This program will introduce students to the field of historic preservation and related topics.

Upon completion of this course students will be prepared to enter a construction trade or continue post secondary education at a technical college or university. Through an agreement with Vermont Technical College program completers are guaranteed admission into the Construction Management and Practices Program at VTC.

During the program students will have the opportunity to obtain nationally recognized certifications and attend trainings in the following areas:

  • OSHA 10 / 30
  • First Aid / CPR
  • EMP essential maintenance for lead paint
  • Chain Saw Safety GOL game of logging
  • DOT Flagging certification
  • CDL Basics Commercial Driver License
  • TSA Transportation System Academy
  • Heavy Equipment Training AGC

Student Accreditation

Through the Association of General Contractors students will be given the opportunity to take exams that will give them national certification in different areas in the carpentry field.

Program Emphasis

  • Safety
  • Principles of building construction
  • Building remodeling and preservation
  • Carpentry tools and equipment use
  • Building materials and hardware
  • Residential plumbing, electrical, heating

Student Assessment

Students will be graded on bringing a job to completion in an efficient and craftsmen like matter. It is to be understood that the completed job must be at an industry standard that is to be determined by the instructor. Students are graded along the way to job completion and not just on the finished product. Task will be graded during the job process that include safety, material use, time management and problem solving ability.

Students will be responsible to follow all class rules and class policy that are distributed at the beginning of the school year and reviewed with the instructor and students parents. Everyone must recognize that a job-site is much different then a classroom and proper attitude must be maintained at all times.

Extra Help Availability

Before school, during prep and by appointment. Please ask for help, my goal is to make you succeed.


6 elective, 1 math, 1 careers.


Recommended not required: Math with CAD, Home Repairs and Maintenance.


Carpentry and Building Construction.

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