Carpentry

  • Carpentry student with drill working on a wooden construction model

    Students in the Carpentry Program learn the fundamental skills to gain employment in the millwork and construction industries. Course work is both skill and project based. Classes are held indoors and outdoors in all parts of the school year to prepare students for work in real world conditions. Students in their 4th year will have the
    opportunity to gain real world employment for credit as well as to learn to manage a job site 
    and to mentor younger students.

     

      Three carpentry students working on project  

    Curriculum 

    Mr. Mazzetta showing beginner carpentry students how to build birdhouses.

    Year 1

     

    Introduction: Safety, Carpentry Tools,
    Basic Electrical, Basic Masonry,
    and Basic Cabinetry

    Year 2
    Foundations: Small Exterior Structures,
    Interior Walls, Drywall, Windows, Doors

    Year 3
    Advanced Concepts:
    Student Developed Projects,
    Advanced Tools,
    Advanced Materials, Advanced Masonry

    Year 4
    Advanced Concepts II:

    Career Employment Experience
    and/or In Class Mentoring
    & Leadership Training

     

    Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours per day, 5 days a week

    Average number of new students accepted per year: 6

    Opportunity for professional certifications: NO

    Opportunity to earn college credits: NO

      
    Carpentry student using a screwdriver to work on a project

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Carpentry students on scaffolding building a house

    Future CareersCarpentry students with hammer at construction site

    Builder
    Carpenter
    Construction Worker
    Contractor
    Industry Sales Representative
    Mason
    Millworker
    Wood Worker

     

     

     
     

     

    Carpentry Graph

     

    Recent Student
    Post-Secondary
    Destinations

    Kenilworth Training School
    Princeton University Carpentry Dept.
    Raritan Valley Community College
    Rutgers University
    Triangle Technical Institute
    William Patterson University
    US Marines
    US Navy