# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Carpentry III (8603/36 weeks, 280 hours)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Carpentry III (8603/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8603
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:Carpentry II (8602/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Carpentry III is an advanced course that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in construction industry skills. Work-based learning methods of instruction for this course would provide the student with practical, on-the-job experience in addition to what he or she has already mastered in Carpentry I and II. Additional exploration of the carpentry profession and postsecondary options for continuing education and professional opportunities are also emphasized.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Architecture and Construction
    • Construction
    • Design/Pre-Construction
    • Maintenance and Operations

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.