Carpentry and Construction Trades

What It's About


The Carpentry and Construction Trades course affords students the opportunity to experience the basics in a multitude of trade areas. The program provides students with classroom instruction and hands-on experiences in various aspects of the construction industry. Students learn the basics of construction, electrical wiring, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, heating. This two-year program provides students with basic knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in carpentry and construction trades. Students can tailor the program around career interests, whether it be carpentry, construction, residential electrical, HVAC, or plumbing. Shop safety and a safe work environment are a fundamental part of the class. Students will spend time in the classroom and will go to job sites. Students who complete this course are prepared for entry level employment or further studies in carpentry/construction trades.

  • A student tightening a bolt
  • Students standing in front of their project
  • A student in front of a breaker board
  • A student using a circular saw

Things You Get To Do

  • Learn in a hands-on environment
  • Build projects and take them home
  • Forklift training
  • OSHA Certification
  • Work outside of Classroom

Where It Can Lead

  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • HVAC
  • Mason
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Construction Laborer
  • Construction Manager
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Plumber

What You Can Earn

  • New York State Technical Endorsement on High School Diploma
  • OSHA Certification
  • CPR/ First Aid Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Alfred State College
  • Erie Community College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Triangle Tech

Where It's Held

  • Career and Technical Education Center at Belmont
    5536 County Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813 | 716-376-8326
  • Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville
    5550 Route 242 E. Ellicottville, NY 14731-0690 | 716-376-8300