• Class Time: Day and Evening
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Eden Prairie Campus (Day) Brooklyn Park Campus (Evening)
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Teach students to design, build, or manage residential construction that results in crafted, healthy, safe, durable, comfortable, affordable, energy and resource efficient, environmentally responsive houses.

Students also learn to incorporate appropriate (climate specific) building materials, systems and technologies, and make design and material selections based on current applied building-science principles and sustainable design/green building practices.

Would you like to build a career as a carpenter? Then start with the Carpentry program at HTC. You’ll gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to construct, install, erect and repair structures to comply with all existing codes and in a manner that exhibits skill and craftsmanship. You’ll read blueprints, sketches and specifications for types of materials required and standards of work. Get hands-on training with hand tools, power tools and equipment. From floor and wall framing to roofing to insulation, this program gives you the foundation for a career in carpentry.


Supplies / Tools

Required Tools and Supplies

Saftey Glasses (Required) Professional Style Carpenter Tool Belt Tape Measure 25' - 35'
Framing Hammer, Straight Claw, 20-24 oz. Speed Square Utility Knife with Blades

Rafter Framing Square with Calculation Tables
Combination Square Nail Puller
Flat Bar Caulk Line with Blue Caulk 2' and 4' Levels
Chisel Set 1/4"-3/4" Adjustable T-Bevel Coping Saw
Cross Cut Handsaw Tool Caddy or Tool Box 12 volt or higher Battery Powered Drill or Impact Driver
Block Plane Pencil Scribe 4 in 1 Rasp
Nail Sets Drill Bits both Twist and Spade Pliers
Medium Adjustable Wrench Siding Snips, Malco brand or similar Drywall Hammer
Drywall Saw Drywall Keyhole Saw High Visibility Safety Vest, purchase in the Campus Store
Basic Function calculator Pencil, Pens, Notebook Architectic Scale

See the Campus Store for required texts.

Work Environment

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.

Job Outlook / Gainful Employment

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