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Program Highlights

Blueprint Reading | Cost Estimating | Door and Window Installation | Drywall, Roofing and Siding | Hand Tools and Power Equipment | Lumber Selection | Site Preparation | 

Program Description

Carpentry students learn basic carpentry skills to repair, construct, and remodel buildings and homes in a real-world practical setting. The program includes the layout of floors, walls and rafters, framing, stairway construction, and interior / exterior trim and finish.

Teacher Information

Jason Rodriguez
High School

Carpentry Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22225

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Elective: 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Elective: .5 or 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and schedule. Not all electives are available every semester. Past elective options have included the following classes:
Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertebrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music, Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 
Math Options: Applied Algebra


Carpentry Students posing for a photo.
LCJVS Carpentry students building walls.
LCJVS Carpentry students posing in front of a project.
LCJVS Carpentry students building a garage.

Career Pathways

  • Building Materials Salesperson
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Carpenter's Apprentice
  • Construction Worker
  • Rough-in Carpenter

With Additional Training:

  • Building Inspector
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Journeyman

Competency Profile

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Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Skills USA and NTHS

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.