• Carpentry

  • What is this program all about?

    Carpentry is currently only available for our AM period students.

    Simulating real construction conditions, students will gain skills in carpentry, plumbing, masonry, and electrical wiring with emphasis on safety, tool use and care, and blueprint reading.

  • Courses & Credits

    Industry Fundamentals & Occupational Safety

    Course Description: This course is designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Machining, Welding, Sheet Metal, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and HVACR Electrical pathways to prepare students for pursuit of any career in construction. The course prepares the trainee for the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and in the industry in general and will provide the trainee with the option for an Industry Certification in the Construction Core. Pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.

    Introduction to Construction

    Course Description: This course is preceded by the Occupational Safety and Fundamentals course. This course offers an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge and skills developed in Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety. It introduces them to four construction craft areas and is also the second step towards gaining a Level One Industry Certification in one of the craft areas. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the history and traditions of the carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical craft trades. Students will explore how the various crafts have influenced and been influenced by history. The student will also learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade. In addition, students will be introduced to and develop skills to differentiate between blueprints related to each individual craft area.

    Carpentry I

    Course Description: This course is preceded by Introduction to Construction and is the third of three courses that provides the student a solid foundation in carpentry skills and knowledge. As the third step in gaining a Level One Industry Certification in Carpentry, the course provides an overview of the building materials used in the carpentry craft, as well as teaching techniques for reading and using blueprints and specifications related to the carpentry craft. The course provides specific knowledge and skills in site layout and floor and wall framing systems, and includes basic industry terminology for a carpentry craftsperson.

    Embedded Credit: Math

  • Instructor

    Mr. Mike Mahaffey

    Mr. Jeff Folkard

    Mr. Kent Doehrman

  • Certifications & Partnerships


    OSHA 10
    NCCER Construction Level 1
    NCCER Carpentry Level 1


    Collins and Arnold Construction
    Georgia Mechanical
    The Garrard Group
    Pipefitters Union 72
    Sheet Metal Workers Association Of Georgia