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Carpentry
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The Carpentry program is designed to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of carpenters engaged in general construction.

First-year students develop skills in:
  - Safety
 - Material selection
- Tool use
- Construction techniques

These students demonstrate their skills through construction of a variety of projects. By the end of the senior year, students will have been exposed to many phases of general construction.
 

Real World Experience

An exciting development for Carpentry students at Upper Valley Career Center is the new Duke Industrialized Housing Lab. First and second year students work alongside students from Electrical Trades, HVAC and Building and Grounds Maintenance to complete an entire home.
 
This is more than a learning exercise - this is real. Real service, real learning, and real-world life experience!

Entry-Level Positions Include:

- Carpenter’s Apprentice
- Carpentry Crew/Laborer
- Industrial Maintenance
- Building Supply Sales
- Lumber Company Yard Worker
- Industrial Carpenter Apprentice

Advanced Employment Opportunities:

- Journeyperson Carpenter
- Lumber Salesperson
- Carpentry Crew Foreperson
- Contractor

Meet the Instructor

NCCER Richard Lenhart
Instructor Level I & II
778-1980, ext. 793
lenhartr@uppervalleycc.org

Earn Professional Certifications

National Center for Construction, Education, and Research (NCCER)
  - Core Curriculum: Introduction to Craft Skills
  - Level One: Carpentry Fundamentals

National Construction Career Test (NCCT)
  - Core Curricula - First Year
  - Carpentry Fundamentals V2 - Second Year

Performance-based assessment certificate awarded when training is completed.
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Contact Information

8811 Career Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356
Phone: 937.778.1980 | Fax: 937.778.4677


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