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High School - 740.753.3511
15676 State Route 691 Nelsonville, OH 45764

Construction Trades

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.

Senior Instructor: Tom Harden

[email protected]
740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508

Junior Instructor: Tim Bail

740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508

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

Certification Opportunities:

  • First Aid & CPR Training 
  • OSHA - 10 Hour Card
  • Career Connections Curriculum - 12 points towards graduation 

Leadership Opportunities:

  • SkillsUSA (Vocational and Industrial Clubs of America)
  • National Vocational Technical Honor Society
  • Professional organization membership

Further Educational Opportunities:

  • Technical Training and Specialized Certifications
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Associate's Dgree in Construction Management
  • Four-Year Degree in Construction Supervision
  • Articulation Agreement with Hocking College 
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