Carpentry Classes & Training Programs

Carpenter Apprentice Training provides students with the fundamental practices and techniques they'll need to master as a successful carpenter.

Prepares trainees with the skills and knowledge to become a professional carpenter in a self-paced, online training program.

Online carpentry apprenticeship programs by Penn Foster Workforce Development prepare learners with the fundamental skills and technical instruction to embark on a carpentry career. Carpentry classes delivered online include residential construction, planning and estimating, framing and foundation, blueprint rendering, and other related subjects to supplement on-the-job training. The skilled trade involves the drawing, erection, installation, and repair of buildings and structures.

Learners will receive industrial online training designed by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT). Learners will be taught:

Ask your Training Consultant for more information about customized, online carpentry training programs or the steps required to complete the carpentry apprenticeship course list.

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Carpenter Apprentice Training Course List

Pre-Technical and Basic Industrial Skills

Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement 186021
Bulk Measurement 186022
Temperature Measurement 186023
Energy, Force, and Power 186024
Fluid Measurement 186025
Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Material Handling Safety186006
Working Safely with Electricity (Video)4400
Electrical Safety for the Trades186005
Jobs, Companies, and the Economy: Basic Concepts for Employees186034
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036
Hand and Power ToolsBlock X24
Common Hand Tools, Part 1 186052
Common Hand Tools, Part 2 186053
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 1 186068
Electric Drilling and Grinding Tools 186054
Power Cutting Tools 186055
Pneumatic Hand Tools 186056
Plumbing and Pipefitting Tools286042
Electricians' Tools006026
Tool Grinding and Sharpening186057
Woodworking Hand Tools186058
Routers, Power Planers, and Sanders186059
Jacks, Hoists, and Pullers186060
Preventive Maintenance286085
Preventive Maintenance Techniques286086
Reading Prints and SchematicsBlock X25
Introduction to Print Reading 186039
Dimensioning 186040
Tolerancing and Symbols 186041
Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting 186042
Building Drawings 186043
Electrical Drawings and Circuits 186044
Electronic Drawings 186045
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings 186046
Piping: Drawings, Materials, and Parts 186047
Welding Symbols 186048
Sheet Metal Basics 186049
Sketching 186050
Blueprint Reading Skills Explained (Video)VB04XX


Reading Architects' Blueprints (includes 5 blueprints)1842A-C
Nonmetallic MaterialsX0605
Plastics, Elastomers, and Composite MaterialsX0606
Wood ProductsX0607
Paints and AdhesivesX0608
Properties of Materials686005
Principles of Mechanics, Part 1286007
Principles of Mechanics, Part 2286008
Specification Writing (includes 13 drawings)2175A-B
Woodworking Tools2180
Applied GeometryX0211
Practical TrigonometryX0212
The Steel Square1066A-B
Operations Preliminary to Building2190
Concrete Construction4512A-B
Stair Building2569
Sheet Metal Work2176
Builders' Hardware6421A-B
Basic Masonry (Video)VB27XX
Masonry Block Explained (Video)VB28XX
Construction Systems Technology (Video)VB29XX

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 610 hours (excluding videos).

Number of Exams: 74.

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