This course is designed to provide an introduction in carpentry fundamentals using a hands-on approach. Course reviews carpentry history, career opportunities for carpentry, tools, plans, floor systems, wall and ceiling framing, roof framing, windows, doors, and basic stair layout. This is an overall basic course for carpentry skills which lays the foundation for advanced skills. This course uses National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) training and certification on each modular component. Students which meet NCCER criteria have the opportunity to gain the NCCER certification which is nationally recognized.