The Carpentry program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures using hand and power tools. The program also includes instruction in areas such as common systems for framing, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and finish carpentry techniques.
Graduates who earn credentials in this program work as general laborers/carpenters at construction sites performing concrete forming and placing, framing, exterior finishing, roofing, interior finishing, trim work, cabinetry, and drywall work.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate from this program. Completion time depends on course load, course withdrawals, and repeat courses. The program takes approximately four semesters to complete based on full-time status (15+ hours per semester).
The estimated program cost per semester (subject to change) is $2,001 (based on the highest credential available).
Credentials and Exit Points
The credentials and exit points for Carpentry are listed below. Students who pursue the highest credential for this program (Technical Diploma) have the opportunity to finish each semester with a competency certificate.
TCA – CARPENTER’S HELPER
TCA – CARPENTRY TECHNICIAN I
CTS – CARPENTRY TECHNICIAN II
TD – CARPENTRY
Technical Competency Area (TCA), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD)