Carpentry'S WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the Carpentry Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Carpentry

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Jon Mersinger   (Email:  jdmersi@carrollk12.org   ) :  

Professional Experience: 

  • Over 30 years in carpentry field
  • Master Carpenter with experience in the residential and commercial construction industries
Specialized Training:
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research Carpentry and Construction Management Instructor
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • B.S. – Secondary Education – University of Maryland, College Park
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DESCRIPTION

Carpentry provides instruction in techniques used in commercial and residential construction.  The course will include all aspects of construction from vacant lot to the finished product.  Emphasis is placed on the coordination between vendors and other trades people who supply services needed at site for a completed project.  The course also includes estimating prices relating to consumers and trades people, interpreting blueprints, and applied math.

OSHA-10 certification will be offered.

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program gives you the opportunity to practice with industrty grade equipment/scaffolding, read blueprints accurately, plan and manage projects, and experience residential carpentry before you go to college.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day and become certified by OSHA.  This shows employers you are trained in construction and have the skills industry is looking for in residencial carpentry.  These skills allow the best students to come back as CCCTC interns or find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our Carpentry Program has been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • Floor framing and construction
  • Roof framing and construction
  • Blueprint reading
  • Exterior and interior finishing
  • Hand and power tools
  • Wall and ceiling framing
  • Wood building materials, fasteners, and adhesives

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program- <Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 EARN VALUABLE CERTIFICATIONS 

OUR program is certified- Certification shows that you have the skills and knowledge for your career field.  This adds value to a your high school experience by allowing students to have proof of their abilities that would take time and money AFTER they graduate.

  CCCTC provides OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training.  Students can obtain their OSHA-10 Certification during their first semester at CCCTC. 

The Carpentry program is certified by NCCER© (The National Center for Construction Education and Research)  Students can earn their Academic Craft Core Skills Certification (through ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter).

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Carpentry partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • Penn College of Technology – TBD
  • The Community Colleges of Baltimore County – 6 credits

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Carpentry? 
  2. Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA in academic classes and a 94% attendance
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • Able to follow safety guidelines without being reminded
  • Accuracy to perform repeated actions precisely
  • Attendance is vital since experience/practice in the shop CANNOT be duplicated at home
  • Being alert and aware of what’s going on around you (safety)
  • Climbing ladders and scaffolding
  • Dependability and strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Exposure to loud noises and warm working conditions
  • Hand and eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Manipulate tools (sharp, industrial, heavy) in a safe and precise manner.
  • Must be able to work independently or as a team
  • Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time, climb, and lift equipment
  • Professional behavior
  • Strong math skills and problem solving skills
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (6 credits)- 

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

Mods 1-4: home H.S.

 

SPRING 

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SPRING

Mods 1-4: home H.S. or the opportunity for an internship based on performance in the program

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program can be found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • General Carpenter
  • Building maintenance

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

  • Residential carpenters typically specialize in single-family, townhome, and condominium
  • Commercial carpenters typically build and remodel commercial office buildings, hospitals, hotels, schools, and shopping malls
  • Industrial carpenters typically work on civil engineering projects and in industrial settings, where they build scaffolding and create and set forms for pouring concrete
  • Building Finish Contractors
  • Building Inspector
  • Contractor
  • Home Remodeling
  • Set Designer (Plays or Movie Sets)

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

  • Construction project manager
  • Site Forman
  • Instructor

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

NCCER© (The National Center for Construction Education and Research): Certification by this agency assures parents and students that the skills we teach are relavent and important in today's job market.  A program's certifications must be renewed  every three years through an onsite evaluation of the program. (morre)

Penn College of Technology and Baltimore Community College- have an agreements with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that are reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and facility to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

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Student Testimonials

<coming soon>

 

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