Instructor:  Mike Crosby
Phone:  304-752-4687, Ext.  2239
Email:  michael.crosby@k12.wv.us

Office Hours:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Courses:

  • 1842 – Carpentry I
  • 1843 – Carpentry II
  • 1844 – Carpentry III
  • 1845 – Carpentry IV

Elective Courses:

  • 1829 – Masonry and Plumbing
  • 1822 – Blueprint Reading for Construction
  • 1820 – Applications in Commercial Construction

Course Philosophy
The Carpentry Department’s philosophy is to provide and educate students in as many aspects of the construction industry as possible and to provide them the opportunities to become skilled, successful citizens of the global community. The instructor is committed in providing a safe, industry-standard learning environment that promotes commitment, teamwork, communication skills, strong work ethic and responsibility. Students are encouraged to pursue work in a related field, continuous education and industry related training upon successful graduation from the department. During the senior year SkillsUSA competitions and championships reward students for excellence and keep training relevant to employers’ needs. An important part of the program is the PORTFOLIO. It provides students an experience that actively engages students in reflective exploration of self and to help students to make a smooth transition from high school to their post high school experience with resume development and interview skills.

The goal of this program is not only to produce skilled Carpentry workers who are ready to complete the various NCCER certifications, but to give students the ability to adapt their talents to the ever-changing technologies in the job market.

Program of Study Description:
The Carpentry Program of Study focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the carpentry industry. Learners will be exposed to a broad range of construction careers and foundation knowledge including basic safety; plan reading; use of tools and equipment; basic rigging; and how to employ positive work ethics in their careers. Students will have the opportunity to earn NCCER certification for each skill set mastered.

Course Descriptions:

1842 Carpentry I
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills of the carpentry industry. Carpentry I begins with the NCCER Core curriculum which is a prerequisite to all Level I completions. The students will complete modules in Basic Safety; Introduction to Construction Math; Introduction to Hand Tools; Introduction to Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings; Basic Rigging; Basic Communication Skills; Basic Employability Skills; and Introduction to Materials Handling. Students will then begin developing skill sets related to the fundamentals of Carpentry such as Orientation to the Trade; Building Materials, Fasteners, and
Adhesives; and Hand and Power Tools. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1843 Carpentry II
Carpentry II will continue to build student skill sets in areas such as Reading Plans and Elevations; Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing; Roof Framing; Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and Forms; Windows and Exterior Doors; Basic Stair Layout. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1844 Carpentry III
Carpentry III will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Commercial Drawings; Roofing
Applications; Thermal and Moisture Protection; and Exterior Finishing. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1845 Carpentry IV
Carpentry IV will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Cold‐Formed Steel Framing; Drywall Installation; Drywall Finishing; Doors and Door Hardware; Suspended Ceilings; Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim; Cabinet Installation; and Cabinet Fabrication. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1829 Masonry and Plumbing
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in the Building Construction Program of Study. Areas of study include estimation, masonry materials, rough in plumbing systems and installation of finish plumbing. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to masonry and plumbing.

1822 Blueprint Reading for Construction
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in the Building Construction Program of Study. Areas of study include identifying various blueprints, terms, symbols, components, dimensions, classifications and construction task objectives. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to construction blueprints.

1820 Applications in Commercial Construction
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in the building construction Program of Study. Areas of study include site layout and preparation, form construction, steel framing, suspended ceilings and floor coverings. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to commercial construction.