Carpentry

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Carpentry & Building Construction Class
 is a combination of class and lab activities at Edmonds Community College with the portion being spent on a building site constructing a single family residence. You will be taking six college classes all part of the CIT program at Edmonds CC.
 
 Top 5 Reasons
to choose this elective
 
It's a fun, hands-on, out-of-the-seat class.
 
You get to build a house that will be sold to support the program the following year.
 
Get out of school and meet students from other high schools and develop skills that will be useful for the rest of your liferegardless of your career.
 
Work on personal projects, learn to use tools, find out how buildings work.
 
Get your first aid certificate and save someone's life, usually a close friend or family member. 
whats buzz 
Students in this program learn valuable skills by building an actual residential home from start to finish!
 
Projections for 2013-2018 indicate that the demand for skilled Carpenters and Trades workers is expected to increase. 

 

Career Opportunities
 
Construction Trades: apprenticeship level for Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Painting, Laborers, etc

Continuing on in college and earning Construction Management degree, qualifying for entry level construction management and supervisory positions

Entry level positions in residential construction trades, new and remodel, starting around $15 an hour

Working as a weatherization or home performance (energy optimization) tech

Working in related construction trades: building inspector, home inspector, utilities technician, etc.

 

 

 
CTE Program of Study
 
Carpentry & Construction
Who Can Register?  9th, 10th and 11th graders who will be at least 16 years old by fall semester of 2014 can register for this class. 10th grade math is recommended.
 
Syllabus Examples   Construction Industry Training Program
 
Special Opportunities   Earn 25 college credits through Tech Prep. These CIT (Construction Industry Training) credits/courses also qualify you for a state-recognized certificate. The courses are also accepted in and good preparation for earning your two-year ATA degree in either Construction Management or Energy Management at Edmonds Community College.
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