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.
Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year construction technology degree or a four-year engineering degree. Students can obtain immediate employment in the carpentry field. Employment opportunities in residential and commercial construction include: framing, remodeling, cabinetry and millwork, custom woodworking, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operator, drywall hanger/finisher, concrete formwork, yacht woodworking, roofers, siding installers, flooring installers, furniture maker refinishers, general construction worker, facilities maintenance construction labors and lumber supply employment.
By: Michael Howley (Emmett O’Brien Carpentry Instructor)
The Junior and Senior Carpentry classes have finished the “Final Phase” of the framing for a Deck project out on production in Cheshire, CT. The students learned how to handle, measure, and cut framing material for a construction job. They were required to read and reference an Architectural Blue Print for this project, and with layout tools, mark all the necessary components required for the framing. Using industry standard power tools and fasteners, the students cut, assembled, and installed multiple exterior components, along with the main structural girders needed to support the floor system. The carpenters have learned the importance of accurate 16 O.C. layout and successfully constructed the structure; floor joists, solid block bridging, and 5/4” pressure treated decking boards. As we moved forward, the students had to calculate, measure/cut, and install a fastened ledger system, along with flashing material to weatherize it. The lower siding and J channel was installed after the completion of the framing (see pictures), the students also needed to construct a long railing system with stairs to access the back yard. Pressure treated railing kits were marked out, cut, assembled, and installed by the students, and these components showed them how building code works to ensure safety measures while the deck is in use. The Senior Carpenters also had the opportunity to do a “final” walk through with the Cheshire building dept. and gain some insight on what is required to obtain a C.O (certificate of occupancy). Mr. Sansone (Carpentry Dept. Head) came to the jobsite to survey the project and had this to say; “I am very proud of our Junior and Senior groups and all their hard work and professionalism on outside production, they’re doing an outstanding job, and I couldn’t be more pleased.” Great job Carpenters, keep up the good work!!! WE ARE CARPENTRY!