The Building Trades program, formerly known as Carpentry, is designed to provide the experience necessary for developing the knowledge, attitude, and skills required of carpenters engaged in residential and commercial construction. First year students develop skills in safety, tool use, material selection, and construction techniques. Second year students complete a home or commercial building project in the community.
- Carpenter’s Union Apprentice
- Industrial Carpenter Apprentice
- Finish Carpenter
- Drywall Installer
- Non-Union Carpenter
- Building Supply Sales
- Industrial Maintenance Worker
- Construction Foreman
- Independent Contractor
Some careers noted require additional education
- Basic Carpentry Procedures
- Using Construction Drawings
- Footer and Foundation Walls
- Floor Framing
- Roof Framing/Roofing
- Exterior/Interior Finish
The Building Trades/Carpentry program is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and the Ohio Department of Education.
Hocking College accepts credit hours earned through the Contren Learning Series, the NCCER curriculum. Sinclair Community College accepts the first year of the Carpentry high school program as Level I training. A $3,000 Tech Prep Scholarship through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium to Sinclair Community College is available to students who meet the eligibility requirements.
Internships, job placement:
Seniors may be eligible for early job placement in the second half of the school year. Criteria for placement include instructor recommendation, grade point average and attendance.
Career Technical Student Organization:
Building Trades/Carpentry students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure Americal has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.