The Carpenter is the tradesperson who is traditionally on the jobsite from a project's beginning until its completion. Carpenters are expected to work closely with all the other trades as workers come and go during the project. The uniqueness of 'building' is what differentiates a career in the dynamic and diverse field of Carpentry. The Carpentry program is designed to feature both shop and off-campus jobsite learning opportunities. The grade 9 & 10 curriculum ensures that our students learn and master fundamental safety and construction skills so that they will be ready to meet and excel while working on real-world, hands-on jobsites throughout grades 11 & 12. The Shawsheen Tech carpentry student typically participates in the construction of a new home as well as many community and on-campus building and renovation projects.
- Rough Framing
- Interior & Exterior Finishing
- Hand & Power Tools
- Ladders and Scaffolding
- OSHA10-Hour Safety Credential
- Blueprint Reading and Estimating
- Building Permitting & Inspection Process
- Massachusetts State Building Codes
- Applied Carpentry Mathematics & Theory
- Union or Open Shop Apprenticeship
- Self-employed Carpenter Contractor
- Job Foreman
- Construction Manager
- Civil Engineer
- Many graduates are able to obtain advanced placement in apprenticeship programs.
- Tech Prep articulation agreements exist with several colleges for students to receive credit for coursework completed while at Shawsheen.