This program is designed to introduce students to the skills necessary to succeed in the construction industry. Students that have successfully completed this program can expect to achieve the following:

  •       Gain Knowledge of Basic safety in construction
  •         10-hour OSHA card
  •         Proficiency it the use of hand and power tools used in construction
  •         Basic blueprint reading skills
  •         Basic employability skills

The hands-on portion of this program is where students learn the basics in carpentry. They will have the opportunity to be introduced to the following skills:


  •         Framing
  •         Exterior Finish
  •         Roofing
  •         Window and door installation
  •         Interior Finish


We will achieve this by building an 8 x 12 shed that mimics a full size house. This will allow students to be a part of the process of a frame-to-finish build. This program also features:


  •         Natural Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum
  •         Articulation agreements with Maine Community Colleges
  •         Strong ties with area employers


There will always be a need for qualified carpenters. At MCST, Students will learn the basics of the trade that will give them an employable skill that can be taken anywhere.