• Learn to safely operate hand and power tools
  • Partake in the build of an 8 x 12 shed from frame to finish
  • Engage in projects within the community
  • Learn how to build cabinets and furniture


This two year program is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of carpentry, and the skills necessary to be successful in the industry. During their first year, students will progress from learning basic safety, and tape measure proficiency all the way to the completion of an 8 x 12 shed. During this process, they will perform tasks such as floor, wall, and roof framing, window and door installation, roofing, and exterior and interior trim. During their second year, students will build on the skills they have learned in their first year. They will explore the design process through designing and building projects of their own creation. They will also be introduced to cabinet and furniture making. And finally, they will engage in community projects. Throughout both years one and two, students will be encouraged to explore the opportunities that exist for them within the trades in Mid-Coast Maine as well as to use the resources available to them to create a path that best suits their talents and interests.


  • 10-hour OSHA card

Concurrent Enrollments

  • Eastern Maine Community College (3 Credits)

Cocurricular Opportunities

  • SkillsUSA
    • Carpentry
    • Cabinetry
    • Carpentry Knowledge Test
    • Related Technical Math

Business Connections

Potential Careers

  • Rough Carpenter
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Green Carpenter
  • Residential Carpenter
  • Commercial Carpenter
  • Roofer
  • Furniture Maker