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  • An RMCTC Carpentry student uses a nail gun.Construct buildings and structures for residential housing.
  • Remodel and repair 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. Steven VoelkerInstructor – Mr. Steven Voelker

I am the owner and operator of Steven T. Voelker Building & Remodeling. I have been self-employed for 23 years and employed by others for an additional 6 years in the remodeling industry. I have hands-on knowledge and experience in all phases of the industry. I can actually say I have always loved my job.

I am now pursuing a teaching career with RMCTC to educate, share my work experience and my passion with the next generation of carpenters in hopes that one day they will also love what they do.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, riding motorcycles, hiking mountains, and taking long bike rides at the beach.

Holy Name High School

Certifications and Awards
PA HIC #45572

Work Experience
Green Hills Lumber Yard
Wertz Building & Remodeling
Gerald Wert Custom Cabinetry
RAM Siding

Hire Date: 2017

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