Shared Time

Application Closed. Deadline to apply was April 8.

Hazlet Location:

417 Middle Road, Hazlet 07730


Phone: 732-264-4995
Fax: 732-264-3846


Mr Ryan Taylor

High School Program Description

A two-year HIGH SCHOOL program designed to prepare students to enter the field of carpentry and work for a carpenter, own their own carpentry business or enter the carpenter’s union if they desire. The high school curriculum is designed to develop entry-level workforce skills and allow the students to receive advanced standing and acceptance in the carpentry field.

Career Pathways


  • Carpenter

  • Carpenter’s Helper

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Sheet Rocker

  • Framer

  • Roofer

  • Siding Installer

  • Mason’s Assistant

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Understanding different building materials such as lumber sizes, types, defects, board feet, engineered lumber, and non-wood materials

  • General safety rules

  • Use of various carpentry tools used including leveling instruments such as a building level and a transit level

  • Plan specifications, codes and blueprint reading

  • Footings and foundations, constructing a floor, wall, and ceiling frames

  • Roof framing, types of roofing materials and methods of installation

  • Installation of windows, doors, exterior walls, ceiling fixtures, finish flooring

  • Stair construction, doors, interior trim and cabinetmaking

  • Installation of finish materials including siding, casement work, and all necessary trim

  • Painting, finishing, solar constructions, and remodeling

Important Qualities

Safety Skills: Carpenters must be able to work in a safe and skillful manner. There is a very large responsibility involved in using the power tools and machines in the construction field.

Interpersonal Skills: Carpenters must be able to work well with others. To successfully complete a construction job, carpenters must be able to work with a variety of tradespeople.

Listening Skills: Carpenters must have good listening skills. They need to follow directions from the job foreman, architects, and engineers.

Organizational Skills: Carpenters must have excellent organizational skills. They should have the correct tools in order to complete a task in a timely and efficient manner.

Continuing Education

High School Credits Earned

Level 1

Carpentry I

10 credits

CTE Math I

5 credits

CTE Science I

5 credits

Level 2

Carpentry II

10 credits


5 credits

CTE Science II

5 credits


40 credits

Certificates Upon Graduation

MCVSD Program Certificate