McCann Technical School

Department Faculty
Patrick Ryan| Phone Ext: 121
Justin Howland | Phone Ext: 126

The Carpentry program prepares students for careers in construction-related fields by developing their skills in building construction and woodworking techniques.  Through classroom projects, and actual “live” work in both the school and community, students learn such skills as installing roofs, windows, and doors, framing, constructing footings and foundations, and all aspects of house construction.  While developing these skills students move through the different phases of project-planning including blueprint creation and reading, estimating costs and creating material lists, creating work schedules, and completing tasks on time.  Students in Carpentry can also learn the art of furniture and cabinet making by electing to take the Cabinetry pathway within our Carpentry department. Regardless of which path students choose in Carpentry they will complete the program with the expertise necessary to enter directly into the workforce or pursue further education. FAQs


Students completing the Carpentry program are eligible to receive the following certifications:

  1. SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System certification
  2. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) General Industry Safety and Health Certification

The Carpentry program is affiliated with the following professional organizations:


The Carpentry program adheres to the State Vocational Standards set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The standards are met by following the McCann McCann Carpentry Curriculum / Cabinetry Curriculum.


Upon completion of the Carpentry program students can go on to careers as carpenters, building construction workers, remodelers, furniture makers, estimators, and maintenance and renovation employees. With further education students from Carpentry can pursue careers as architects, building engineers, construction managers, civil engineers, and contractors.

  • Neil Segala Builders
  • Benchmark Kitchens
  • Adams Trucking
  • Kruzel Builders
  • Craig Hartman Construction
  • Steve Cahoon Construction
  • Aaron Singer Construction
  • Jason Bills Construction
  • Saldo Construction
  • North Adams Regional Hospital
  • Barr & Barr Construction
  • Mark Therrien Construction
  • City of North Adams
  • Steve Haskins Construction
  • Ames Builders

For more information from the U.S. Department of Labor about careers in Carpentry click here.