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Program Description:
The Carpentry Program has been designed to instruct students in all types of house construction and remodeling.  Students are involved in foundation layout work, house framing, and exterior and interior finish carpentry work.  The students work with a variety of building and finishing materials, and become familiar with modern methods and styles of commercial and residential construction. 

Carpenters are the largest group of building trade workers.  They usually have greater opportunities then most other construction workers to become general construction supervisors, since they are involved with the entire construction process.  Throughout the program, strong emphasis is placed on employment with a union shop or general contractor.  The carpentry program is an excellent foundation for those going on to post secondary education.

An integral component of the carpentry curriculum involves shop work, allowing the students to practice all phases of house construction.  The students are instructed in the use of hand power tools, industrial woodworking machinery, and a variety of contractor power and battery operated tools.

In the related theory portion of the program particular attention is paid to safety, the knowledge of all materials used in the trade, the layout and calculation of dimensions, entry level framing, window and door installation and blueprint reading. 

Please visit Mr. Kehoe's blog for additional information.

Articulation Agreements:
Articulation Agreement with Central Maine Community College
            BCT 101 – Introduction to Hand and Power Tool Safety
            BCT 133 – Roofing
            BCT 134 – Siding

Career Opportunities:
Framing Carpenter
General Contractor
Sub Contractor
Apprentice Carpenter
Lumber & House Salesperson
Mill Worker
Carpenter Helper
Finish Carpenter

Business & Industry Partners:
Paradigm Windows
Fore Solutions
Kaplan Thompson Architects
Porter Drywall
Windham Millwork
NorthEast Spray Insulation
Dan Kolbert Building Contractor





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Frank Kehoe

Position: Instructor – Carpentry Formal Education: Comprehensive Study of Carpentry – Northeast Regional...  more Read more about Frank Kehoe


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