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Building Technology / Carpentry

Technical Focus

  • Carpentry & Masonry Technical Skills

  • Construction Safety & Crew Leadership

  • Construction Technology – Core & Sustainable Construction

  • Structural Systems


Career Opportunities


Entry-Level Careers (with program completion)

  • Brick Mason/Block Mason

  • Building Supply Employee/Freight & Stock

  • Cabinet Maker/Woodworker

  • Construction Helper/Labor

  • Drywaller/Finisher

  • Insulation Installer (Floor, Walls & Ceiling)

  • R.V./Manufactured Homes Installer

  • Rigger/Scaffold Builder or Helper

  • Roofer/Commercial & Residential

  • Rough Carpenter

  • Sales Representative of Building Materials

  • Trim/Finish Carpenter

Technical Careers (Apprenticeship, Associate’s Degree, Advanced Certification, Experience, etc.)

  • Apprentice/Journey-Level Carpenter

  • Architectural Restoration

  • Building Inspector/Tester

  • Construction Estimator

  • Construction Foreman/Supervisor

  • Job Crew Leader

  • Master Carpenter

  • OSHA 10/30 Trainer

  • Purchasing Manager

  • Resident Home Sales

  • Timber Framer

  • Truss Designer

Professional Careers (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., Specialized Training, Experience, etc.)

  • Architect/Civil Drafter

  • Business/Company Owner

  • Civil Engineer

  • Construction Manager

  • Construction Trades Teacher

  • First Line Supervisor

  • Home Improvement Store Manager

  • Journeyman Carpenter

  • Millwright

  • Residential Home Inspector

  • Structural/Architectural Engineer

  • Structural Inspector

Industry Credentials

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

  • NCCER Core

  • NCCER Level 1

The Carpenters International Training Fund Career Connections

  • Level 1

  • Level 2

  • Level 3

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • 10-Hour Training


College Credit Courses

  • Carpentry and Masonry Technical Skills (3 Credit Hrs.) - CTAG

  • Construction Safety and Crew Leadership (3 Credit Hrs.) - CTAG

A total of 6 hours of college credit are available for this program.


Meet The Instructor


Ken Gebhart

Building Technology & Carpentry Instructor
740.373.2766 x7100
This is my 29th year teaching at WCCC.
I am a graduate of Marietta High School and an alumni of WCCC.
Professional Credentials
Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering - Washington State Community College
Hobbies & Interesting Facts
I am a member of the Oak Grove Vol. Fire Department and also a former advanced EMT/Squad Chief.
I enjoy farming and raising cattle.
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