CARPENTRY II Course No. 8602
2 years – 6 credits – Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Highland Springs
State Course Title: Carpentry
Carpentry is designed to provide preparation for entry into the residential construction industry. The course begins with an introduction to all hand tools and power equipment used in the trade, and their safe use and operation. Classroom and laboratory instruction provides the knowledge and practical applications of residential and light commercial construction to include interpretation of material and components, and the general concept of home building. Students will participate in the construction of a house.
The second year in Carpentry involves more detailed knowledge and practical experience in all areas of residential construction and renovation. The class also focuses more on material estimation and blueprint reading. Before the student completes the course, he or she also will have prepared a resume and acquired some knowledge about job interviews. Students are also given the opportunity to take the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Core Curricula Assessment test that can count for up to two additional verified credits for a total of eight possible credits for completers.
Students have the opportunity to become industry certified in the following areas:
Cost to take the certification test is paid for by Henrico County Public Schools.
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