The Carpentry program at Hancock County Technical Center is a two-year program designed to teach students the basic entry-level skills and knowledge they will need to continue on to post- secondary education or to enter the workforce.
The Carpentry program provides students with an extensive hands-on experience with much of the focus being on residential construction.The Carpentry program is an individualized program of study that allows the students to work at their own pace and experience real life on-the-job training through the actual construction of small storage buildings and other building modules. These projects are designed to give the students several hours of practice in using various tools and equipment, as well as handling different types of building materials, and utilizing various joinery techniques.
The program utilizes the Residential Construction Academy Carpentry curriculum from the National Association of Home Builders. This curriculum is designed to follow national standards for the residential construction industry that reflect industry skill requirements. Standards were developed for 11 carpentry specialties:
- Wood Framing and Metal Framing
- Interior Trim and Exterior Trim
- Siding and Concrete Forms
- Drywall and Roof Application
- Stairs and Insulation
- Cabinets and Countertops
In addition, students learn the applied academic skills required to perform hands-on tasks. These skills include measurement; arithmetic; layout, geometry, and communications. General industry safety training, as well as hand tool and power tool training is also provided.
For 2015-16, this course meets Monday-Thursdays from 11:45-2:15 pm and Fridays from 11:45-1:15 pm during the same time as Carpentry I.
This course is held at Hancock County Technical Center .