Carpentry and Construction Technology
The 10-month Carpentry and Construction Technology program is intended to provide the skills and training for entry into the field of construction as a carpenter. Various aspects of carpentry connected with many areas of construction will be taught. Site preparation, forming and placing concrete, trade math, framing, rafter and truss installation, stair layout, insulation, exterior finish, and interior finish are all areas which will be thoroughly covered in class and in the field. Students will use many hand, portable electric, and stationary power tools and must acquire good skills in the area, as well as understand all safety aspects of the tools used.
The Carpentry and Construction Technology program involves actual work situations emphasizing teamwork, work ethics, safety, and communication. A general education component consisting of communication, occupational relations, and math is integrated into the program. Successful completion of the first semester or permission of the instructor is required for admission into the second semester. Placement in specific English and math courses is determined by the college assessment test. Prospective students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements for a professional-technical limited-enrollment program will need to take selected courses to receive necessary skill building prior to entering the program (see page 43 of the catalog).