Program of Study

Students learn to construct residential structures using standard building materials and hand and power tools. Carpentry skills and a general knowledge of residential construction are taught. Course work includes footing and foundations, framing, trim cabinetry, blueprint reading, residential planning and estimating and other related topics. Students develop skills through hands-on participation. The building industry supports this program.


Careers Available

Carpenters are employed by home construction, roofing, and home renovation and maintenance companies and by lumber companies and home supply stores. Many are self employed, though it is a profession that normally requires a long period of on-the-job training to be considered fully qualified.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Strong math skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Ability to work with individuals of all ages, enjoy working outdoors, enjoy working with tools and building things, a problem-solver, organized and detail-oriented, patient and able to focus on one task until it is complete.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Carpentry Diploma Day D35180
Carpentry - Framing Certificate Day C35180

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Carpentry Program, contact Justin Draughn, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7281 or jdraughn@forsythtech.edu.