Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
1500 Fourth Avenue • Altoona, PA 16602 • 814.946.8450
HOURS: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
PA Dept of Education | CIP Code 48.0703
Cabinetmaking/Finished Carpentry is a part of the Building Construction Trades. This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in Cabinetmaking or as Finish Carpenters; it is available to students from grades ten through twelve as well as full-time post-secondary students.
The first year of the program is the Cabinetmaking portion. During this year the student will learn many facets of cabinetmaking. This includes safety, set-up and operation of stationary power tools, sketching and shop-drawing reading, cabinet layout/design as well as the machining of a multitude of wood working joints. As part of these studies, small bench projects will be required to achieve these competencies.
The second and third years of the program involve construction and installation of a complete kitchen. This leads into the Finish Carpentry portion of the course. During this year, the student will learn many facets of the Finish Carpentry trade, including basic framing, kitchen layout and design, safety and operation of basic portable power tools, kitchen installation, plastic laminate fabrication and installation, installation of doorjambs and the hanging of doors, trim and moldings, stair finish and estimating.
Since mathematics plays a very important role in all phases of the construction industry, this program will include an extensive study of mathematics required for entry level employment.
Occupational Profile: For information on this occupation's description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state and national wages, and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor's site for this career field at: http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/51-7011.00