• students working on house structures in shop

    Located at Morris County School of Technology, Denville

    The Carpentry program exposes students to the construction process from the ground up, with an emphasis on project-based learning experiences. Students learn the technologies and skills needed to construct residential and light commercial buildings common in today’s environment. Upon completion, students have the opportunity to earn entrance into the local carpenter’s union.

    Morris County high school students in 10th grade may apply for their 11th and 12th-grade year. 

    Job Outlooks:


    Construction Laborer

Overview of Program

  • Students attend the following sessions for this Share Time program

    Year 1 Students: Morning Session 8:00 - 10:40 am
    Year 2 Students: Afternoon Session 12:10 - 2:50 pm

    Students earn: 20 Career and Technical Education credits per school year

    Students learn:

    • Tool and Shop Safety
    • Building Codes and Permits
    • Site Layout
    • Footings and Foundations
    • Installing and Finishing Sheetrock
    • Transit and Concrete Wall Forms
    • Column Forms
    • Step and Landing Forms
    • Structural Framing (floor, wall, roof, common rafters)
    • Blue Print Reading
    • Project Estimates and Proposals
    • Stair Building
    • Furniture Making
    • Exterior and Interior Finishes and Trim
    • Complex Roof Frames (hip, valley, jack rafters)
    • Energy Conservation and Efficiency
    • Applied Math Concepts
    • OSHA 10 Training and Certification

    Students are required to:

    • Perform basic math operations
    • Calculate percents and square roots      
    • Work with fractions and decimals            
    • Interpret measurements            
    • Apply formulas for area and volume      
    • Interpret scale drawings and blueprints