Carpentry

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Career Focus
  • Prepared for immediate employment and further education
  • Industry Certification – OSHA 10 Construction

Carpentry I

This course begins with a thorough safety training and shop orientation. Students are introduced to all stationary and handheld power tools as well as many hand tools. Students are presented with basic/introductory woodworking techniques and joinery. Projects are more craft-like but emphasize accurate measurement and minimizing waste. Students use basic finishing  techniques. Focus is on transferrable skills that are universal to woodworking/carpentry (measurement, making straight and accurate cuts, making quality joinery, behaving in a safe and professional manner).

Carpentry II

This course begins with a safety recap. The classroom focus for level II is on work in the skilled trades and closing the “skills gap”. Students are presented to all skilled trades and guided to consider what benefits may be gained from working in the skilled trades. In the shop, students expand on the skills introduced in level I. Students are shown and practice more advanced joinery techniques and begin to learn cabinetmaking skills (drawer construction, panel door construction, etc.). Once again, skills presented are transferable and could be used in a variety  of trades. Level II students are also offered OSHA 10 Training.

Carpentry Practicum

Self-guided course of study. Students are tasked with work-based projects. Performance and grading for the course will be determined based on successful completion of assigned “jobs”. Students are working on projects independently and without a lot of direct supervision.

*This course may be repeated for credit with instructor permission.

Arizona Carpentry Technical Standards

CARPENTRY PROGRAM OFFERED AT ESTRELLA FOOTHILLS AND YOUNGKER 

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Maryann Markou-Estrella Foothlls

Carpentry Teacher

Blake Marshall-youngker

Carpentry Teacher