Lewis County Career & Tech Center


Construction is one of the nation’s largest industries with 8.3 million workers.

What is Carpentry?

The Carpentry course consists of instruction of various hand tools, power tools, and portable power tools used in the construction trades. Students are instructed in the trade names of components used in house construction as well as hands-on type of construction of all housing components from sill plate, roof framing, & wall framing components.
Training includes installation of molding, wood paneling cabinets, window frames, door frames, doors, drywall, stair layouts and construction, sheathing and roof coverings.
Aptitudes and characteristics which the students should have include manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, and the ability to solve math problems quickly and accurately.

How do I enroll in a Carpentry Course?

In order to enroll in a Carpentry course a student should first consult with Mr. Lewis, the high school counselor about the options that are available. A student could also consult the program of studies. The program of studies outlines the courses that are available, the grades that are appropriate for each course, and the prerequisites for each course. For more information you may also contact the Carpentry teacher:


460201 Introduction to Construction Technology
460212 Floor and Wall Framing
460213 Ceiling and Roof Framing
460214 Site Layout and Foundations

460213 - Ceiling and Roof Framing: This course cover s roof types and combinations of roof types used in the construction industry. The emphasis of this course is on layout, cutting and installing ceiling joists, rafters, roof sheathing, and roof coverings for both commercial and residential construction.

460212 - Floor and Wall Framing: The student will practice floor framing, layout, and construction of floor frames. Cutting and installing floor and wall framing members according to plans and specifications will also be practiced.

460201 - Introduction to Construction Technology: This course is the introduction to the construction carpentry industry. The class will emphasize safe and proper methods of operating hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power tools in the construction industry.

460214 - Site Layout and Foundations: Students will prepare materials, calculate the cost for a building site, and layout a site with a transit, locating property lines and corners. Students calculate the amount of concrete needed for footing and foundation walls and construct different types of foundations and forms.


Adam Cooper - Room V108
Lewis County Career & Tech Center
79 Lions Lane, P.O. Box 99, Vanceburg, KY 41179
Phone: 606-796-6106 | Fax: 606-796-9739
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