Carpentry II

SCED Code: 17003
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Credits: 2
Prerequisite: Carpentry I
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: F

Carpentry II prepares students for successful transition into postsecondary education for careers in carpentry and related fields, such as construction management, architecture, and others. Students are taught the safe use of hand and power tools common to the industry to complement their Construction Industry OSHA 10 safety credential earned in Carpentry I. Students will become proficient in assembling and installing various types of residential construction components according to industry standards, including forming foundations, framing floors, walls, ceiling, roofs, trusses, roofing materials, stairs, and exterior doors and windows.

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

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Managers
  • Construction and Building Inspectors
  • Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Roofers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Managers
  • Construction and Building Inspectors
  • Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
  • Project Management Specialists

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