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Carpentry-Construction Trades:
Mr. Sean Allewelt-Instructor

Required Courses for Program Completion: Carpentry Trades I-II-II-9 credits total

Students enrolled in the Carpentry-Construction Trades program learn the fundamentals of residential and commercial construction. The program enables students to earn a variety of industry related certifications including Associated Builders and Contractors, Bobcat and Forklift Operation, and OSHA Safety. Students are expected to purchase boots, work clothes and a tape measure. As a recognized Program of Study by the Department of Education, students can take advantage of many state-wide articulation agreements to gain post secondary credits while attending high school. A Capstone Cooperative Education experience is available to eligible students in their senior year.


Residential Construction Academy (RCA)-National Registry/Home Builders Institute: A registry that lists students who have successfully completed Residential Construction Academy instruction in credential programs. This registry links students to employers.

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)-Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) credential: upon completion of instruction in a number of construction technology modules including basic carpentry, weatherzation, and green technology, students receive their ABC card, recognized by contractors nationwide as a standard for excellence.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): an industry recognized safe workplace certification. Students who receive this certification are trained to operate safely in all aspects of the construction trades.

Bobcat and Forklift Operator: students who receive this credential are certified to operate Bobcat and Forklift in residential and commercial settings.

Scissors Lift Operator: Sponsored by JLG Corporation: students who receive this credential are certified to operate a Scissors Lift in residential and commercial settings.

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Carpentry(PDF - 152 KB)
Program Overview

Carpentry (PDF - 41 KB)
PDE Approved Task List

Carpentry (PDF - 96 KB)
Carlisle Scope and Sequence

Construction Trades (PDF - 35 KB)
Program Overview

Construction Trades (PDF - 114 KB)
PDE Approved Task List

Construction Trades (PDF - 97 KB)
Carlisle Scope and Sequence

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