Michael Howley
Department Head, Carpentry

Kevin Wielk
Instructor, Carpentry

Prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in:

Industry Standard Stationary Machinery, Techniques for use with portable power/hand tools, Cabinet Fabrication/Installation, CNC programming and operations, All phases of Residential Construction (home building), Commercial Construction, Construction Management.

Graduates can enter a variety of high-skilled positions or continue their studies at postsecondary institutions. The following occupations are achievable based on education level:

  • OSHA 10

  • Ladder/Scaffold Safety Certification

  • Power Tool Operator Certifications

  • Emmett O’Brien Carpentry Program – FREE

  • Certifications obtained during program – FREE

  • Other Carpentry Programs – $$$

  • Postsecondary Education – $$$

Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Carpentry course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
3 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits 3 Credits
Exploratory and Introduction to Carpentry Cabinetry/Millwork Carpentry – Residential Construction Carpentry – Residential and Commercial Construction

Students deciding to enter the field of Carpentry will be introduced to the basics of safety and sanitation, as well as use and care of hand tools, power tools and stationary equipment. Fabrication methods are initiated with an introduction to wood types, quality and applications. Students start with small woodworking projects, which lead up to more complex assignments.