All Pathways

In this pathway, you learn basic safety, use of hand and power tools, as well as working with construction drawings and blueprints and material handling. You also learn about environmentally responsible construction practices and building rating systems. This pathway prepares you for core certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research.

Course Sequence

Core & Sustainable

Carpentry I

Carpentry II

Carpentry III


Articulated credit is earned as a result of a student passing the designated CMS CTE course(s) with a final letter grade of a B or higher AND a score of 93 or higher on the NC administered end of course exam. In some cases students must show proficiency in multiple courses plus a certification in order to receive articulated credit. In some cases, there are options. Be sure to pay attention to the AND and OR statements. College articulated courses DO NOT show on a high school or college transcript. These courses, if the criteria is met, will be waived from the applicable program of study through Central Piedmont Community College.

Core and Sustainable Construction AND Carpentry I

CAR 110 Intro to Carpentry OR WOL 110 Basic Construction Skills OR CST 110 Intro to Construction

Carpentry II

CST 111 Construction I

Carpentry III

CST 112 Construction II

Industry Certification

National Center for Construction Education and Research

NCCER’s industry-recognized credentials provide students and craft professionals with national portability of skills. CTE students can receive the Carpentry Level I, Level II and Level III Certification.

OSHA – 10 Hour Construction

List of schools

Harding University High School Independence High School Olympic High School West Mecklenburg High School

College and Career Promise

Through local partnerships and classroom curriculum, we are motivating youth to consider careers in manufacturing and preparing them with the skillsets and knowledge to succeed in the workforce industry after high school, and college. The CTE department connects local and regional manufacturers with local high schools to establish or build manufacturing education programs that will grow the workforce in the local communities. Students who experience the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway enter college or move into post-secondary careers with essential advanced manufacturing knowledge and expertise. partner corporations provide grants, scholarships, and apprenticeships for students who continue their education in theAdvanced Manufacturing industry.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!