Pathfinder Tech

Carpentry

SKILLS ACQUIRED AT EACH GRADE LEVEL

Grade 9

  • Technical Program orientation and safety
  • Measuring
  • Order of operations
  • Crosscutting & ripping
  • Jointing & thickness planing
  • Sanding
  • Glueing and clamping
  • Finishing

Grade 10

  • Freshmen year review
  • Planning layout & design
  • Power tool safety and operation
  • Resawing
  • Boring
  • Lathe turning
  • Fasteners
  • Print reading
  • Shed building
  • Shaping

Grade 11

  • Safety and orientation of outside projects
  • Power tool safety and operation
  • Print reading
  • Floor construction
  • Wall framing and erection
  • Ceiling framing 
  • Roof framing and roof installations
  • Wall layout
  • Window installation
  • Door installation
  • Deck framing

Grade 12

  • Reinforcement of skills and techniques learned in 10th & 11th grade
  • Stair layout, fabrication, and installation
  • Estimating materials
  • Cabinet installation
  • Window trim and installation
  • Door trim and installation
  • Proper attic insulation and ventilation
  • Erect staging
  • Proper house wrapping techniques
  • Siding estimating and installation
  • Customer and Building inspector communications

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS
  • Contractor
NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS
  • Chimney Cabinet
  • Mortice & tenon end table
  • House Project
  • Garage Project
  • Deck Project

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON COMPLETION OF PROGRAM

Upon graduation:
  • Carpentry Apprentice
  • Retail
  • Maintenance
  • Laborer
  • Roofing Technician
  • Siding installer
After completion of 1-2 years of post-secondary technical training (apprenticeship, certificate program or associate’s degree):
  • Carpenter Foreman
  • Carpentry Supervisor
  • Cabinet installer
  • Contractor
  • Estimator
  • Union Journeyman
After completion of Advanced degree (4 year college degree or higher)
  • Building Inspector
  • Architect
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Career Technical Education Instructor

Pathfinder Tech offers a wide range of vocational technical programs that give students a competitive advantage both in college and the workforce. These sixteen programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

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413-283-9701 Ext. 247
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