Hands-On Training for a Career as a Carpenter
Learn to Earn. Learn by Doing. Learn a Trade! At Orleans Technical College, you can earn your Trades Diploma in just 6 months and take the first step toward an exciting career in Carpentry. Our career training course is hands-on so that you gain the skills that employers are looking for! Click here if you’d like to Schedule an Admissions Appointment to check out all that we have to offer!
You’ll learn construction, installation, and renovation skills for an array of opportunities—inside and out—working with wood and other materials. Students experience building a house to scale, staircase, and full-size deck, as well as tackle framing, drywall, rough and fine finishing, siding, shingle roofing, and door and window installation.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and valid driver’s license—both of which are required by many of the employer partners who hire our graduates.
Orleans Tech’s Carpentry students learn hands-on new construction skills. They build a house to scale in order to learn framing, drywall, rough and fine finishing, siding, shingled roofing, and door and window installation. Students construct a full size deck and staircase. Training includes blueprint reading, safety practices, and trade mathematics.
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Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as carpenters, carpentry assistants, carpentry apprentices, maintenance carpenters, finish carpenters, house repairers, door installers, cabinet and trim installers, lay-out workers, framers, assemblers, and woodworkers.
Carpentry SOC: 47-2031.00 CIP: 46.0201
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of carpenters is projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2019 Edition.
Students in this program are eligible to receive industry-recognized certification from NOCTI upon successful completion of certification exams. Students will be eligible to earn the OSHA-10 safety certification, which is the construction industry recognized credential. https://www.careersafeonline.com/
Orleans Technical College will accept 2 transfer-in credits in “Carpentry Blueprints” and 1 transfer-in credit for “Carpentry Tools” in conjunction with our Carpentry program. This opportunity is available to applicants who have successfully completed courses at participating high schools in PDE’S Programs of Study. Applicants must demonstrate successful completion at the high school level and pass a competency exam to have the credits awarded.
Title I, Section 103 of The “Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act” (P.L. 101‐542) requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate graduation rates of certificate‐ or degree‐seeking, first‐time, full‐time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to all students and prospective students.
Orleans Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and named a 2018 “School of Distinction.”