• Program: Carpentry
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 36
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Carpenters construct, install, erect and repair structures to comply with all existing codes and in a manner that exhibits skill and craftsmanship. They read blueprints, sketches and specifications for information pertaining to dimensions, types of materials required and standards of work. Carpenters work with a variety of hand tools, power tools and equipment. They work in a variety of physically demanding situations including weather extremes, heights and enclosed areas. A carpenter may be skilled in framing, interior and exterior finishing, forming and/or remodeling of residential and commercial buildings.

Career Opportunities

A person who has carpenter training may be an all around carpenter or may specialize in areas such as framer, interior finisher, sider, shingler, drywall installer, acoustical ceiling installer, maintenance carpenter, millwright, bridge builder or prefabrication production builder. A carpenter may advance to the position of crew supervisor or job superintendent. Carpenters may go into business for themselves and become contractors for new construction or remodeling work. They may also go into related fields of work such as sales, lumber yard management, building inspection or factory representative.

Award Outcomes:

  • Practice safe work habits.
  • Develop blueprint reading skills.
  • Assemble floor, wall, roof and stair systems.
  • Install windows and doors.
  • Install interior trim.
  • Apply sustainable/energy efficient building practices.
  • Develop an awareness of environmental responsibility.
  • Exhibit professionalism and related soft skills.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 28 Credits
General Education Requirements 2 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 4 Credits
General Education Electives 2 Credits
  • Any HTC 1000 level
    higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

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