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Carpentry – Certificate

Credential: Certificate
Code: C35180

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 student, 16 years old or older, may be admitted to the Carpentry Program upon approval by the high school principal and the college admission officer.


The thirteen (13) semester hours below are required for a Certificate in Carpentry.

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Credit
BPR 130 Print Reading-Construction 3 0 3
CAR 111 Carpentry I 3 15 8
CAR 114 Residential Building Codes 3 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 7 17 13