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This curriculum is designed to train students to construct residential structures using standard building materials and hand and power tools. Carpentry skills and a general knowledge of residential construction will also be taught.

Course work includes: footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior trim, cabinetry, blueprint reading, residential planning and estimating and other related topics. Students will develop skills through hands-on participation.

Graduates should qualify for employment in the residential building construction field as rough carpenters, framing carpenters, roofers, maintenance carpenters and other related job titles.

This program leads to a Certificate. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

The college maintains an open-door admission policy to all applicants who are high school graduates or who are at least 18 years of age. A high school junior or senior may be admitted to the Carpentry Program upon approval by the high school principal and the college admission officer.

Carpentry I

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester
PLU 111 Intro to Basic Plumbing 1 3 0 2
WOL 110 Basic Construction Concepts 2 3 0 3
CAR 110 Introduction to Carpentry 2 0 0 2
CAR 111  AB Carpentry I (Part A) 2 6 0 3
Spring Semester
BPR 130 Print Reading Construction 3 0 0 3
CAR 111 BB Carpentry I (Part B) 1 9 0 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 18

Carpentry II (Seniors Only – Level I Must Be Attained) 

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
CAR 112 AB Carpentry II(Part A) 1 9 0 5
CAR 114 Residential Building Codes 3 0 0 3
CAR 115 Res Planning/Estimating 3 0 0 3
SST 140 Green Bldg & Design Concepts 3 0 0 3
Spring Semester
CAR 112 BB Carpentry II (Part B) 2 6 0 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 0 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 20