• Carpentry student uses a circular saw to cut a sheet of lumber.Construct buildings and structures for residential housing.
  • Remodel and restore existing homes and businesses.
  • Discover how to manage construction jobs from beginning to end and coordinate and schedule subcontractors and material deliveries.
  • Operate tools and equipment to build structures from a variety of materials such as wood, steel, vinyl, and concrete.
  • Travel to different work sites, meet new people, employers, and customers, and work both indoors and out to complete structures and learn about the construction industry.

Carpentry student nails a floor joist into position on entrance ramp. Job Titles – Career Pathways
47-2031.00   Carpenters
47-2031.01   Construction Carpenters
47-2031.02   Rough Carpenters
47-2061       Construction Laborers
47-2081       Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
47-2181       Roofers
47-3012       Helpers — Carpenters

Carpentry student installs vinyl siding on the exterior of a building. 

CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Delaware County Community College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Johnson College
Orleans Technical Institute
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Triangle Technology

Student Certifications
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
*  Carpentry
OSHA Safety Certification
PBA – Pennsylvania Builders Association

Accreditations – PBA – Pennsylvania Builders Association


➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.

Mr. Weber, Carpentry instructorInstructor – Mr. Stephen Weber

This occupation offers the enjoyment of working outside and meeting new people. Every day people in the construction industry are offered a new opportunity to work on a different job.

I began working in the construction industry when I was 15 years old. I enjoy working with my hands to create new projects and continue to work in the trade in addition to my teaching position. I feel it is a very rewarding and well-paying occupation. I am a graduate of the same program which I teach today. I have always enjoyed working with students through teaching and coaching. I really enjoy sharing the information and skills that I have learned in the field with young people.

Vocational Instructional II Teaching Certification, Temple University
Journeyman’s Papers, Berks County Home Builders Association

Certifications and Awards
Completion of Department of Labor Carpenter’s Apprentice Program

Work Experience
Goggle Works Instructor/Woodshop Coordinator
Teaching HBA Carpenter Apprentice program
Baldwin Hardware Manufacturing
K Builders
O’Brien Construction
Calumet Company
Berks Excavating

Hire Date:1981

Community service
HBA Student Chapter
HBA Education Committee Chairman

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in its educational and vocational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.
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