Frame your Future and Build Success in the World of Woodworking

In a carpentry classroom, a student holds up for display two large curved wooden table legs she made.
Climb the staircase to success as you build a future with your craftsmanship. Frame walls, ceilings and roofs with skill. Engage in shop projects, make cabinetry like a pro and smooth things over with drywall. Lay a strong foundation for your future as you master hand and power tools, materials and fasteners. Construct a brand-new house on-site, learning the residential carpentry ropes from the ground up.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

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

What You Can Earn

Available High School Academic Credits
At district request, students may earn:

  • English

  • Math

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications
Students have opportunities to earn:

  • OSHA 10 Construction Industry

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

Work-Based Learning
Organizations that support this program:

  • BBT Construction
  • Campus Construction
  • DGA Builders
  • J. Vogler Enterprise
  • LeChase Construction
  • RES Exhibits
  • Rochester Colonial
  • Warren Construction

Where You Can Go

Career Opportunities
Minimal Requirement Beyond CTE
  • Carpenter
Additional Education and/or Experience
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Foreman
  • Architect
Postsecondary Pathways
Articulation Agreements
  • Alfred State
  • SUNY Morrisville


Kyle Canfield
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.

Peter Sharpe
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.
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Get Started

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career and Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.