make up the largest single group of skilled workers in the United States.
Much of their work is done by shaping, measuring, cutting and installing
wooden materials, although many materials like windows, doors and studs
are now made of metal. Carpenters are the first workers on the job, starting
with the building layout. They can be involved in building frames for structures
or putting finishing touches on buildings or new construction, in single-family
homes or in highrise skyscrapers. Carpenters are the last ones to
leave the job site.
are 800 hours of classroom and shop instruction during the four-year term
Shop Instruction for Carpenters includes: Hand Tools, Portable
and Stationary Power Tools and Equipment Safety; ConcreteForm Work, Wood
and Metal Framing including: Floors, Walls and Roof Systems; Rough Framing
including; Setting Door Frames, Door Bucks, Window Frames, Sub-Floors and
||Finish Work including: Drywall,
Door Hanging, Installation and Fitting of Trim Members, Plastic Laminate
Acoustical Ceilings and Hardware Installation: Building Layout including:
Tape Layout, Precision Leveling, Horizontal and Vertical Angles, Curved
Alignment, also the use of all types of Levels and Transits including:
Theodolites and Laser.
Instruction includes: Union History, Safety, Methods and Materials,
Mathematics Related to the Trade, Blueprint Reading, Estimating, Theory,
Surveying, and Computer Training.
Training includes: Burning and Welding with the opportunity for
Certification, OSHA 10 and Process Safety Management Certification, Scaffold
Certification, Standard First Aid and Cpr Certification, Power-Actuated
Tool Certification, and Solid Surface Certification.
and Fourth Year Apprentices are also eligible to take some Journeyperson