Jonathan Sullivan, Instructor
Phone: 610-866-8013, ext. 601.
Carpenters cut, fit, and assemble woods and other materials in the construction of residential and commercial buildings, highways and bridges, docks, industrial plants, boats, and many other structures. Duties vary by type of employer. Working from blueprints or instructions from supervisors, carpenters layout, measure, mark and arrange materials to fit various projects. Carpenters need good math skills; working with fractions, whole numbers, and decimals. Formulas must be calculated using geometric equations. Carpenters today need computer skills and excellent communication skills with a strong ability to visualize finished products before beginning tasks.
Students will learn fundamental skills using a variety of wood sizes and numerous tools of the trade. They will create projects ranging from simple, to complete layout and construction of a residential property. The ability to read complex blueprints and measuring to within a tolerance of + or – 1/16th of an inch is required. In this course the students will use handsaws, power saws, hammers, vises, screwdrivers, pliers, routers, drill presses, and a variety of unmentioned hand and power tools applicable to the trade. At the end of the program, a student’s job readiness and mastery of skills will be measured based on testing and standards of the National Assessment Institute.
Careers in Carpentry
Unskilled: Laborers, Delivery Work
Skilled: Carpenter, Sider, Drywaller, Framer, Spackler, Carpet Installer, Millwright, Asbestos & Insulation, Tile Setter, Plasterer, Structural Worker
Technician: CNC Programmer, CNC Operator
Professional: Construction Manager, Civil Engineering, Instructor, Self-Employed Contractor