NCCER Carpentry I and II


Carpentry is one of the fastest growing occupations in Louisiana. By April 2017, 326,193 carpentry jobs will need to be filled in Louisiana. An additional 110,624 workers will be needed as roofers.

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum will be used to teach the course. Both levels of carpentry are dual enrolled with Louisiana Technical College Systems.

NCCER Carpentry I is offered as a Fall semester course and earns a student 3 Carnegie units. NCCER Carpentry II is offered as a Spring semester course and earns a student 3 Carnegie units.

NCCER Level 1

    • Hand and Power Tools
    • Construction Drawings
    • Floor and Wall Systems
    • Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing
    • Stair Layout
    • Intro to Building Envelope Systems
    • Prerequisite: NCCER Core

NCCER Level 2

    • Commercial Construction
    • Cold-Formed Steel Framing
    • Exterior Finishing: Residential
    • Thermal and Moisture Protection
    • Drywall Finishing
    • Installation of Doors
    • Suspended Ceilings
    • Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim
    • Cabinet Installation
    • Prerequisite: NCCER Carpentry I

Carpenter's Career

  • Business Owner and Life skills
  • Commercial Builder/Contractor
  • Cabinetmaker or Carpenter's Helper

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