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High School Diploma: Concentration in Building Technology - Carpentry

Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a Carpentry Career Pathway Program gives students the opportunity to learn about carpentry while earning their high school diploma. Read more about the High School Diploma with a Carpentry Career Pathway Program at Penn Foster High School here.

Official Program Name:

High School Diploma with a Carpentry Career Pathway

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster High School

Program Level:

High School Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a Carpentry Career Pathway Program consists of 21.5 credits. Students have the chance to learn about human relations, reading skills, English, math, fitness and nutrition, American history, science, civics, world history, and literature. Carpentry Career Pathway courses are intended to teach basic math for construction tasks, construction drawings, building codes, building materials, hand and power tools, exterior construction, and interior finishing. Students might be eligible to transfer up to 16 credits into this program following an official transcript evaluation by Penn Foster High School.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster High School (dependent upon program):

Students in the High School Diploma with a Carpentry Career Pathway Program at Penn Foster High School will be given books, lessons, and study guides by the school. In addition, students are provided with instructional support.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% interest, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a High School Diploma with a Carpentry Career Pathway:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster High School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Orientation
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Human Relations
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Reading Skills
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Basic English
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Practical English
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Written Communication
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Literature
  • Instruction Set 8
    • General Math
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Consumer Math
  • Instruction Set 10
    • General Math 2
  • Instruction Set 11
    • Earth Science
  • Instruction Set 12
    • Biology
  • Instruction Set 13
    • Physical Science
  • Instruction Set 14
    • American History
  • Instruction Set 15
    • Civics
  • Instruction Set 16
    • World Geography
  • Instruction Set 17
    • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Electives for the High School with Carpentry Career Pathway:
    • Carpentry 1: Practical Applications of Basic Math for Use in a Variety of Construction Trades
    • Carpentry 2: Interpreting Construction Drawings, Understanding Building Codes and Layout, and the Essentials of Building Materials
    • Carpentry 3: Hand and Power Tools and Their Applications
    • Carpentry 4: Residential Framing and Exterior Construction
    • Carpentry 5: Interior Finishing

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the High School Diploma with a Carpentry Career Pathway Program at Penn Foster High School could be interested in earning an associate degree in construction, carpentry, or building maintenance technologies*. This might prepare them for advancement in the building technology and carpentry field.

Associate degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Associate of Building Maintenance Technology
  • Associate of Construction Management Technology
  • Associate in Construction Trades
  • Associate in Construction Management
  • Associate in Construction Technology
  • Associate in Building Maintenance
  • Associate in Carpentry
  • Associate in Residential Carpentry
  • Associate in Carpentry and Building Construction Technology

*If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you complete coursework with Penn Foster High School, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Career Paths:

Students who earn Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a Carpentry Career Pathway might be able to seek employment in the building maintenance field. Their work could include maintaining buildings, performing repairs, or doing carpentry work.

Positions students might be able to pursue include:

  • Building maintenance mechanic
  • Building maintenance technician
  • Building maintenance worker
  • Carpenter
  • Maintenance and repair worker

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