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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764  |  740.753.3511  |  800.637.6508
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Construction Trades

Construction Trades
Students building various projects
  • Build a custom residential home from the ground up
  • Work in all aspects of construction including estimating, framing, roofing, and interior finishing
  • Operate a wide-range of hand, power, and air tools to build structures from rough lumber to finish grade
Program Description:
Due to increasing employment opportunities for skilled trades craftsmen, carpentry continues to be a popular career choice. The Carpentry program is designed to assist students in developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills required of carpenters engaged in residential and industrial construction. First-year students develop skills in safety, tool use, material selection and construction techniques. These students demonstrate their skills in lab through competency tests and hands-on construction of a variety of projects. Second-year students apply their knowledge and skills by building a house that meets all required standards and codes. Each house is custom built to customer specifications. Upon successful completion of this program, students will have many employment opportunities.
Areas of Study:
  • Safety and proper use of tools
  • Blueprint reading layout and framing assembly
  • Roofing techniques and materials
  • Stair construction footers and foundations
  • Exterior finish and trim
  • Interior finishing
  • Insulation requirements and application
  • Framing
Helpful Background:
  • Good mathematics skills
  • Strong work ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions
Further Educational Opportunities:
  • Technical training and specialized certifications
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Associate’s degree in construction management
  • Four-year degree in construction supervision
Professional Certificate Opportunities:
  • OSHA - 10 hour certification
Youth Leadership Opportunities:
  • SkillsUSA (Vocational and Industrial Clubs of America)
  • National Vocational Technical Honor Society
  • Professional organization membership
Program Accomplishments:

The Carpentry class has produced many regional and state winners for the SkillsUSA competition. State champions earn the right to represent all of Ohio at the national contest in Kansas City, Mo.

Instructor Information
Junior Instructor - Tim Bail-
740.753.3511 ext. 4458

Senior Instructor - Tom Harden -
740.753.3511 ext. 4460
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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
740.753.3511  |  800.637.6508
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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 | 740.753.3511 | 800.637.6508