The Carpentry Program at MVHS offers a sequential learning experience
that provides students with a solid theory and technical foundation for
pursuing a variety of career-path options.
Over the three years of coursework,
areas such as hand/power tool use, trade-related machine operation,
cabinetmaking, architectural drafting/design, print reading, and residential
and commercial construction are incorporated into the curriculum.
Students begin with carpentry fundamentals such as safety and power tool usage
and then move on to more advanced skills including house framing. By senior
year, the carpentry and woodworking students are finishing the framing for
houses in the carpentry shop at the school. Students in this program gain
real-world experience throughout their time at Mercy Vocational High School
through the execution of projects at the school including the construction of a
full-scale home designed and constructed by Mercy Building Trades shop students
right inside the ground floor of the Mercy East building.