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  • Carpentry
  • The CTE Carpentry program will prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, fabricate, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures using hand and power tools. This program includes instruction in common systems of framing, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading and finish carpentry techniques.



    The Carpentry program is offered at the following schools:

    • Pittsburgh Carrick High School
    • Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School

    Certifications offered:

    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (specific for the construction industry)
    • American Ladder Institute
    • Safety and Pollution Prevention - Construction (S/P2)

    Competency Task List

    The Competency Task List, issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is a detailed list of the skills students must learn in each program of study.  When a student masters a competency task, the program instructor certifies this by placing their initials next to the task in the student’s Competency Task List Booklet.  This booklet is provided to each CTE student during the first year of the program.  The CTE instructor uses this booklet to keep track of the student’s progress.

    See the Carpentry Competency Task List.

    Students who are successful in the Carpentry program have the opportunity to earn FREE college credits, as part of this program of study.