Training/ Skills You will Learn
  • Affix wood, vinyl, and metal siding to exterior walls

  • Apply stucco, masonry veneer, and other exterior finishes

  • Complete roofing jobs by closing up valleys and ensuring watertight seals

  • Finish drywall surfaces using compounds, joint reinforcing tapes, and other materials

  • Measure, cut, and install interior moldings around floors, doors, windows, and ceilings

  • Build, lay out, and install kitchen base and wall cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes

  • Install bathroom fixtures and other finishing items

  • Build and finish closets and architectural details

  • Lay carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, tile, and other flooring materials

  • Paint and apply wallpaper and other surface finishes


The mill and house carpentry department at Taconic offers complete training in woodworking, new house construction, building repair and remodeling. Students are trained to use all of the essential tools, machinery, and materials. Instruction is given in blueprint readings, layout and design. Juniors and seniors remodel or construct homes here in the community.

Program Breakdown by Grade Level

Career Opportunities

With a High School Degree Carpenter Salaries: $33,770 per year

With a 2 Year College Degree Apprentice Salaries: $43,600 per year

With a 4 Year College Degree Project Manager Salaries: $58,700+ per year