This program will introduce you to the theory and skills necessary to enter the high-demand field of carpentry. The construction industry is one of the largest employers in the country and carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry. Carpenters construct, erect, install, finish and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other building materials. We combine classroom instruction with hands-on training to enable you to work in the residential construction field as framers, roofers, finish carpenters, trim carpenters or cabinet makers when you graduate. As part of the hands-on training, you will actually build a complete modular house that will be sold in an auction when completed. The proper use of construction equipment, selection of materials, estimating, measuring, blueprint reading, and building code interpretation are stressed, along with the employability skills needed to work well with a construction crew. You will also have the opportunity to compete in the Career Tech SkillsUSA student organization competition in either framing or cabinet making at the regional, state and national levels.
"What I enjoy most about teaching at Great Plains is preparing students to go into the workforce and be successful in life."
Clayton Snodgrass, Instructor