What is a carpenter?
Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials. Carpenters often work as contractors or for construction companies on repairing and building residential and commercial properties.
How long does it take to learn carpentry?
Depending on your current carpentry knowledge, work experience, and education, it can take up to a year to learn the basics of carpentry. With Penn Foster’s carpentry pathway program, you’ll finish your high school courses and get a head start on learning how to become a carpenter.
How much does carpentry school cost?
Depending on the school or program you choose, the cost to attend a carpentry training program can vary. However, Penn Foster offers affordable tuition and payment plan options so you can earn your high school diploma, get a head start on training, and transfer to our online Construction Trades Career Diploma.
What are the duties and responsibilities of a carpenter?
Trained carpenters handle a variety of tasks depending on the job their working and their day-to-day duties can vary based on what needs to be done. Typically, carpenters will follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients on a project. They’ll frame and install structures and fixtures, build and install floors, walls, and doorways, and more.