Opportunity for success in the carpentry field is driven by knowledge and ability, enhanced by focused education and training. Students possessing creativity, independence, motivation, pride and enthusiasm for learning may want to explore carpentry as their career.

Students receive instruction in all phases of residential carpentry beginning with design and layout and working through the final stages of interior and exterior finishing and trim installations. Students gain the entry-level foundation skills to enter either immediate employment or post-secondary training allowing them to choose from a variety of other carpentry-related fields. Carpentry-related theory and skills are taught using a competency-based instructional framework requiring students to demonstrate their ability to safely perform specific job-related tasks in order to prepare for the carpentry job market.

Rapid advancement in technology impacts carpentry through improved tools, equipment and materials available. Carpentry students will become proficient in the use of the many new techniques, tools and equipment available in today’s technological society. Field trips, on-site project experiences and repeated training in primary skill areas will prepare students for the career of a lifetime.

The students may attain an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ten hour training course in “Construction Safety & Health” as well as a training course on a Bobcat VersaHandler Telescopic Fork Lift.

Certifications & Agreements

Advanced Standing/Articulation Agreement

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • PA State Wide Articulation Agreement


  • OSHA
  • Bobcat


    Career Opportunities

    • Carpenter
    • Construction Carpenter
    • Construction Management
    • Carpenter Helper

    441 Hamill Road
    Indiana, PA 15701

    Phone: (724) 349-6700