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LearnYourTrade.com
INCLUDES CORE & LEVEL ONE
CARPENTRY
ORIENTATION
FLOOR SYSTEMS
BASIC STAIR LAYOUT
Reviews the history of the trade, describes
the apprentice program, identifies career
opportunities for carpenters and construction
workers, and lists the skills, responsibilities,
and characteristics a worker should possess.
Emphasizes the importance of safety in the
construction industry.
Covers framing basics and the procedures
for laying out and constructing a wood floor
using common lumber, as well as engineered
building materials.
Introduces types of stairs and common
building code requirements related to stairs.
Focuses on techniques for measuring and
calculating rise, run, and stairwell openings,
laying out stringers, and fabricating basic
stairways
BUILDING MATERIALS,
FASTNERS, & ADHESIVES
Introduces the building materials used
in construction work, including lumber,
sheet materials, engineered wood products,
structural concrete, and structural steel. Also
describes the fasteners and adhesives used in
construction work. Discusses the methods of
squaring a building.
HAND & POWER TOOLS
Provides descriptions of hand tools and
power tools used by carpenters. Emphasizes
safe and proper operation, as well as care
and maintenance.
DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS &
LAYOUTS
Covers the techniques for reading and using
construction drawings and specifications,
with an emphasis on drawings and
information relevant to the carpentry trade.
Introduces quantity takeoffs.
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WALL SYSTEMS
Describes procedures for laying out and
framing walls, including roughing-in door
and window openings, constructing corners,
partition Ts, and bracing walls. Includes the
procedure to estimate the materials required
to frame walls.
CEILING JOIST & ROOF FRAMING
Describes types of roofs and provides
instructions for laying out rafters for gable
roofs, hip roofs, and valley intersections.
Covers stick-built and truss-built roofs.
Includes the basics of roof sheathing
installation.
CARPENTRY FAQ
WHAT DO CARPENTERS DO?
Carpenters measure, cut and shape wood,
plastic, fiberglass and drywall. Commercial
and industrial carpenters construct, erect,
install and repair structures and fixtures.
These carpenters are involved in many
different kinds of construction, from
buildings to highways and bridges to power
plants.
WHAT CAN I MAKE AS A CARPENTER?
INTRO TO BUILDING ENVELOPE
SYSTEMS
A carpenter can expect to make an average
of $26.04 / hr or $54,157 annually.*
Introduces the concept of the building
envelope and explains its components.
Describes types of windows, skylights, and
exterior doors, and provides instructions for
installation.
WOULD I MAKE A GOOD CARPENTER?
Do you like building, traveling and being
outdoors? Why not consider a career that is
fun and offers financial freedom.
*BuildYourFuture.org.

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