Residential Carpentry

The Residential Construction Program offers students the opportunity to develop the expertise necessary to compete successfully for employment or to further their education in the field. The program is open to all individuals and offers opportunities in residential construction and related fields. The curriculum is designed to advance any student down his or her chosen career path. Students enrolled in this program have constructed modular homes, renovated houses in the community, built storage facilities and handicap ramps as well as a wide range of community based projects. These projects broaden and enhance the students practical construction skills.

Residential Carpentry Students Working

Residential Carpentry

(RCI) #27096 & 27106

(RCII) #27116 & 27126

Level: CP

Open to Grades: 11 & 12

Credit: 4

Prerequisite: Strong, Basic Math Skills, Positive attendance history, and the ability to read, comprehend and write at the high school level are recommended for success in this program. Able to work both independently and as part of a team. (RCII)Successful completion of Residential Carpentry I and Instructor recommendation

BHS Graduation Standards: Math Credit

Description: The curriculum of the Residential Carpentry I and II program are centered around national standards established by the National Association of Home Builders. The program is geared toward community projects. Projects may include new construction or renovation with an emphasis on residential carpentry skills. Residential Carpentry II will continue to build on the skills developed in RC I. The skills learned in the first year will be further developed and include the building envelope, interior finish, advanced framing techniques and estimating.

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Gabriel O'Toole

Residential Carpentry Instructor

Mr. O’Toole brings over 20 years of experience with finish and rough carpentry, and related industries. His wide range of experiences come together to provide a unique skill set that is transferable to many professions. 

His academic background includes being an alumni of Cheverus High School and earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Maine. Mr. O’Toole is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, which taught him related skills that he brings to the classroom including, leadership, work ethic and having a strong moral compass. 

Outside of school, Mr. O’Toole enjoys spending time with his family, friends and his dogs, as well as the Maine outdoors and the way life should be.