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Carpentry

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Carpentry Apprenticeship Training

Carpenters are one of the most versatile construction occupations, with workers usually doing many different tasks.
Carpenters typically do the following:
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  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding
  • Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and door frames
  • Help erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures.
Carpentry I

Includes Core Curriculum, textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Orientation to the Trade
• Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
• Hand and Power Tools
• Reading Plans and Elevations
• Floor Systems
• Roof, Wall and Ceiling Framing
• Introduction to Concrete
• Reinforcing Materials
• Windows and Exterior Doors
• Basic Stair Layout

Carpentry II

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Commercial Drawings
• Roofing Applications
• Thermal and Moisture Protection
• Exterior Finishing
• Cold-Formed Steel Framing
• Drywall Installation and Finishing
• Doors and Door Hardware
• Suspended Ceilings
• Window, Door, Floor and Ceiling Trim
• Cabinet Fabrication and Installation

Carpentry III (NV Location Only)

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Rigging Equipment and Practices
• Properties of Concrete
• Reinforcing Concrete
• Handling and Placing Concrete
• Trenching and Excavating
• Foundations and Slab-On-Grade
• Vertical and Horizontal Formwork
• Tilt-Up Wall Panels

Carpentry IV (NV Location Only)

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Site Layout I — Distance Measurement and Leveling
• Site Layout II — Angular Measurement
• Advanced Roof Systems, Wall Systems, Stair Systems
• Introduction to Light Equipment
• Welding
• Commercial Finish Work
• Site Preparation
• Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader

LOCATIONS + APPLICATIONS

Northern Virginia

Central Virginia

42680 Trade West Drive
Dulles, VA 20166

2023-2024 Applications are Closed

1600 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228


2023-2024 Carpentry
Apprenticeship Application