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.

Program Specifics

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)

CIP Code

Mr. Scott Kreiser

Program Costs
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $190:

  • Uniforms
  • Work Boots
  • Tool Belt
  • Calculator
  • Tape Measure
  • Safety Glasses
  • Small Hand Tools

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Student Certifications


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


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Career Opportunities

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
  • Roofer
  • Insulation Worker
  • Drywall Installer and Finisher
  • Mill Worker
  • Cement Finisher
  • Remodeling Contractor
  • General Contractor
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Cabinetmaker


  • Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc.
  • Gerald Kreider Contractor
  • J. Gregory Construction, Inc.
  • Lebanon Valley Ceiling and Partition Co. Inc.
  • Woodland Contractors, Inc.

Salary Ranges

PositionOpenings Per YearEntry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Construction Manager5%$57,670$98,220$118,500
Construction Laborer15%$25,460$39,180$46,040

Ben DeShong Student testimonial

“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.”

Ben DeShong
LCCTC Graduate

Gerald Kreider Construction Testimonial

“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
Gerald Kreider Construction