Carpentry and Construction Technology
The Carpentry and Construction Technology program falls under the architecture and construction cluster. Students who are interested in this career field would require skills in areas such as designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. Some career opportunities might be: Project Manager and Inspector, Construction Engineer, Carpenter, Construction Craft Laborer, Floor Layer, Project Inspector, Equipment and Material Manager, Insulation Worker. The Construction Technology program trains students in the foundations of the construction trade and prepares them for entry level employment in the construction trade. Students will gain a basic understanding of the trade through theory and applied learning using the industry recognized and nationally accredited curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students apply knowledge in a real world environment through construction projects on and off site which might include building additions and garages for homeowners in the community, roof replacements, and other construction work with special attention devoted to safety. The training stresses the importance of work ready skills like organization, time management, critical thinking, working safely and collaboratively with others. Students are also be introduced to the latest methods in green technology and energy efficient framing. Students who maintain a B or better in the sequence of courses may earn elective credit at Community College of Rhode Island and New England Institute of Technology and can receive math credit in addition to carpentry elective credit for graduation.
Students can earn the following certifications:
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 (OSHA)
- National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
- International Code Council (ICC).
For a complete list of career specialties and occupations go to: careertech.org/sites/default/files/CCFrame-ArchitectureandConstruction.pdf