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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Technology - Carpentry, A.A.S.

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Students enrolling in the Construction Technology – Carpentry program will develop their communication and construction skills enabling them to enter a career in residential or commercial construction. The program course work will provide the student with a mix of technical education, general studies, theory and hands-on learning experiences. As students progress in the program they will gain the knowledge and ability to draft; read and interpret building codes for a set of construction blueprints; estimate the amount of material and time required to construct a building with the use of handbooks, spreadsheets and prevailing wage tables. Students will learn how to layout a building on a site and “attach” the building to the site with concrete footings and foundation walls. Students will then progress through the floor, wall and roof framing, exterior and interior finishing, door and window installation and roofing. The Construction Technology – Carpentry program will be reinforced with writing, math and people skills required to successfully communicate and problem solve in the construction trades.

Students entering the program should have good manual dexterity skills, like to work outdoors in changing weather conditions and be comfortable working at varying heights.

Students completing the program will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate problem solving, informational literacy, technological and communication skills in team and individual learning exercises.
  • Exhibit a sense of pride in one’s work and the desire to progress and excel in the carpentry profession.
  • Ability to use manual and power equipment typically used in industry.
  • Skills that will promote occupational growth and life-long learning.


National Center for Construction Education and Research
Student evaluations
Student portfolios
Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey
Graduate Placement Survey
Survey of seniors
Capstone Courses
Advisory Board

Total: 17 or 18

Total: 18

Total: 16

4th Semester

Total: 14

Minimum credits for an AAS degree in Construction Technology - Carpentry: 66

 * Offered only in the Fall
** Offered only in the Spring

Completion of the first two semesters may result in a CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN CARPENTRY. Student must complete a course in each of the following areas: English, Math, and Psychology to receive a certificate. This program is designed for fall entry. If a spring entry is desired, it will take longer than two years to complete.

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