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About Construction & Carpentry


  • Mr. Tim Wheeler at Career Tech Center and
  • Mr. Joey Cates at D'Iberville High School

Construction (1st Year) introduces students to fundamentals of construction safety, tools, construction math, blueprint reading, basic carpentry, electrical, masonry, and plumbing skills.  Carpentry (2nd Year) is an in-depth study of foundations, wall, ceiling and room framing, windows and doors, and stair layout.  Upon completion of this course, students may choose to complete the Contren Level 1 Certification.

Students receive two regular weight credits for completing Year 1.  Students completing the 2-year program and meet the required scores on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) national certification exam are awarded two E-2 credits.

Students have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry that provides student programs, events and competitions, and promotes excellence in career and technical education programs.

National Technical Honor Society membership is available to students that maintain an overall 3.25 GPA, a 90 average in their program, are a member of their CTE student organization, and exemplify honesty, good attendance, good character, leadership, and responsibility.  NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. 

Mississippi Tech Master Scholars recognition is given to students that complete a 2-year CTE program and a prescribed academic curriculum, attain an ACT composite of 18 or higher, maintain a 2.5 GPA, contribute 80 hours of community service, pass the MS CPAS test, and exemplify good attendance and discipline.  See the CTE counselor for additional information. 

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers a New Century Skills Scholarship to students completing this 2-year program and enrolling as a first-time college student.  $750/semester is available for an overall 3.0 GPA, and $1500/semester is available for an overall 3.5.  See additional information at


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