Many Career Paths Start with Carpentry

In a carpentry classroom, a student holds up for display two large curved wooden table legs she made.
Students learn the fundamentals of residential carpentry and participate in the construction of a new house on site. Experience is gained in wall, ceiling and roof framing, exterior finishing, trimming, windows and doors, insulation and floor systems.

Units of Study

Carpenters on the Job, plus:

  • Safety on the Jobsite
  • Hand/Power Tools, Materials and Fasteners
  • Print Interpretations
  • Site and Building Layout
  • Footings/Foundations
  • Stationary Power Tools
  • Floor Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing
  • Shop Projects
  • Windows and Doors
  • Insulation Systems
  • Cabinetry
  • Drywall
  • Interior Trim
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Stair Framing
  • Finished Flooring
  • Interior Finishing

College Credits

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements:
  • Alfred State
  • SUNY Morrisville 

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

OSHA 10 Construction Industry

International Brotherhood of Carpenters' and Joiners' Career Connections (IBCJCC) Certification 

Professional Outlook

Job Projections: 8 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2026.
Median U.S. Salary: $46,590 per year (in 2018).*

Education Requirements: Carpenters typically train for the profession through career and technical education programs or apprenticeships.
* Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 


Kyle Canfield
Peter Sharpe 
Kyle Canfield joined the faculty at WEMOCO in 2015. Previously he taught carpentry at another BOCES, and prior to that he was employed as a union carpenter. Kyle holds an associate's degree in building trades, and he earned a New York State professional certification in carpentry education. He is an authorized OSHA Training Instructor.

Pete Sharpe earned a professional teaching certification and joined the faculty at WEMOCO in 2009. His experience includes working in the construction industry for 21 years as a business owner, in sales, and in service. He is active in town government and is an assistant coach in the SUNY Brockport baseball program.

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
Intro Video
Presentation Hosted by CTE Students

Program Overview - PDF

Link to Carpentry Info Sheet - PDF