Building Trades-Carpentry students are trained to construct residential structures using both standard and sustainable building materials. Students will prepare for this career through a blend of classroom theory and hands-on experience. Students will become adept at using hand tools, portable power tools, and other equipment common in the carpentry profession, as well as working with lumber, panel products, concrete, roofing materials, fasteners, and a variety of hardware. The skills needed for site layout and foundation work, rough framing, roof framing, and exterior and interior finish work will also be developed. In addition, blueprint reading, math, and estimating components will be studied.