Program of Studies 2024-2025 » Carpentry


CARPENTRY is a competency-based Career & Technical Education program offered at Milford High School & Applied Technology Center. To earn “completer” status in this program, students must pass Carpentry I and II with a grade of “C” or better. Students are eligible to earn Industry recognized Certificates or Credentials by passing the Third-Party assessments administered to program completers.
Carpentry I                    1767
2 Credits  Full-Year             Grades 10-12
The Carpentry I class is the introduction to basic residential construction and related trades. We build a solid foundation in the areas of: safe, appropriate use of hand and power tools; measuring and cutting; accuracy with rulers, levels, and squares. Students are introduced to basic framing, codes, plan reading, construction and woodworking methods.  Students will engage in a variety of modules to develop their understanding and implement these skills.  Students are exposed to a variety of industry related experiences and guest speakers.  Upon successful completion of this class, students are encouraged to continue on to the second year in Carpentry II.
Prerequisite: NONE: Woodworking is encouraged but not required.
Carpentry II                1768
2 Credits   Full-Year               Grades 11 -12
This course is the continuation of the Carpentry 1 Program. Emphasis of this course is refinement, application, and extension of skills from previous courses in hands-on projects. Students will engage in more advanced projects that teach skills including but not limited to metal stud framing, drywall, exterior roofing and siding, roof calculations, concrete, building codes, finish carpentry, and woodworking.  These skills will be applied to more complex and challenging operations and projects. Guest speakers from industry, job shadowing and company tours will be part of the experience. Advanced students who are ready to join the workforce will be assisted in pursuing paid or unpaid work based learning opportunities. Students will become OSHA-10 certified. 
Prerequisite: Completion of Carpentry 1 with a grade of “C+” or better and instructor approval. 
Articulation Agreement: successful completion of 2 course sequence results in college credits at Keene State College (may only be used at KSC).  
Program Assistantships or Independent Study opportunities may be available to selected students for credit. Interested students that have completed the core of the Carpentry program should discuss these possibilities with the program instructor. 

Woodworking          1700
1 Credit          Grades 9-12
Students will learn the safe use of hand and stationary power tools for cabinet making, home repair and a wide variety of construction occupations. Students learn to work from a project plan, a bill of materials, and assembly instructions. The accurate use of layout tools is also stressed. 
CTE Articulation Agreement possible for Keene State College bound students :  Keene State College will award college credits for CTE program completers who attend Keene State College.  Students must earn a "B" average.  Please use the link above to pursue this credit with Keene State College.


CTE Work Based Learning
1/2 Credit* 
1 Credit*               
Grades: 11 - 12  
Work-Based Learning (WBL) provides advanced CTE students the opportunity to learn about the world of work.  Students will develop and enhance essential 21st century workforce skills to become industry-ready. CTE WBL empowers students with real work experience, under the supervision of an approved work-site mentor, and the guidance of their CTE instructor. Advanced CTE classwork is meant to supplement and complement this WBL experience, therefore it is expected that students will attend CTE class when scheduled and complete all work as assigned. Credit will be awarded based on satisfactory evaluations from their site supervisor, participation in seminars, completion of related assignments & the number of verified WBL hours. The student is expected to meet with the Career Development Specialist regularly during TASC to review work performance goals, timesheets, journal entries, and capstone project.  Students will be required to present their approved capstone project to a panel of mentors, Career Development Specialist, and partnering CTE instructor for final evaluation.  
  • Students are required to meet all pre-employment & employment expectations (including all policies, rules, & regulations). This may include, but is not limited to, aptitude screenings, physicals, background checks, drug screenings, dress code, cell phone policy etc. WBL activities may take place during the school day or outside of school hours, paid and non-paid. 
  • Students must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and an automotive insurance policy that includes the following coverage for the driver: Minimum of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident liability, $100,000 property damage, and $5,000 medical payments in automobile insurance on the vehicle being used for transportation.
Expectation: Self Directed Learner, Complex Thinker, Community Contributor, Quality Producer     
  • Successful completion of 1 year (2 credits) in a CTE program with CTE instructor WBL recommendation
  • Excellent attendance and discipline record
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Parent/guardian support and approval.
  • Successful completion of approved 65 hours in the field:     .5 credit
  • Successful completion of approved 120 hours in the field:    1 credit