Building Trades


  • AEC in Saranac Lake

  • NFEC in Malone

Program length

Two years of half-day study for high school juniors and seniors

Students learn the basic theories of carpentry using the tools and equipment of the trade, as well as how to apply their skills and knowledge to a variety of lab projects for hands-on experience in the classroom and at off-campus construction sites.

Instructors strive to provide students with classroom experience that is as close as possible to one they’d find at a job site, and students get the chance to build a home from the ground up — either a modular house or a tiny house.