COURSE CODE: 8603

Carpentry III

SCED Code: 17003
Virginia Extended Description: III
Suggested Grade Level: 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: Carpentry II
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Carpentry III is an advanced course that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in construction skills. Students explore specialized areas in carpentry, such as building decks and porches, alternative framing, interior finishes, drywall installation and finishing, as well as energy efficiency and green technology. Exploration of licensure requirements and entrepreneurial opportunities are emphasized.

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.
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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Construction
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Drywall Installer
  • General Contractor
  • Project Manager
  • Roofer
Design/Pre-Construction
  • Building Code Inspector
  • Cost Estimator
Maintenance and Operations
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Drywall Installer
  • General Contractor
  • Project Manager
  • Restoration Technician

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