Carpentry and Residential Construction
Carpentry students work on construction projects within the school and community. They learn skills including: transit and blueprint reading, selection of building materials and estimating, framing (floors, stairs, walls, and roofs), selection and installation of windows and doors, roofing, interior and exterior finishing, concrete finishing, and foundations.
The 500 employers in the Lebanon County Builders Association sponsor this program, provide student scholarships, and employ graduates. Students who successfully complete the program may receive college credits from HACC, Penn College of Technology, and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
Two Year Half-Day Program
Year One: 8:05 A.M.-10:40 A.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)
Year Two: 11:35 A.M.-2:10 P.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $190:
- Work Boots
- Tool Belt
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Small Hand Tools
National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification provides a well-rounded knowledge of standards for assuring a safe and healthy working environment.
Residential Construction Academy (RCA) National Registry
Residential Construction Academy (RCA) National Registry certification makes students more marketable in the industry as they demonstrate their skill in construction procedures.
PA Builders Association Skills Certificate
PA Builders Association Skills Certificate recognizes superior construction programs and provides members a level of assurance for students upon program completion.
College Articulation and Credits
College Credit Opportunities
Harrisburg Area Community College
SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.
Career opportunities range from a siding installer to a finish carpenter and may begin in high school with a Co-Op position providing job experience and a salary.
- Rough Carpenter/Carpenter Helper
- Siding Installer
- Insulation Worker
- Drywall Installer and Finisher
- Mill Worker
- Cement Finisher
- Remodeling Contractor
- General Contractor
- Finish Carpenter
GRADUATES EMPLOYED BY:
- Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc.
- Gerald Kreider Contractor
- J. Gregory Construction, Inc.
- Lebanon Valley Ceiling and Partition Co. Inc.
- Woodland Contractors, Inc.
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“The CTC gave me a great hands-on start in building construction while providing me with the knowledge I need to make my life a success.”
“When our company wants to hire a new employee, we start looking at LCCTC Carpentry students. CTC students have a good foundation and are valuable employees.”
Gerald Kreider Construction