The 10-month Carpentry program is intended to provide the skills and training for entry into the field of residential carpentry. Various aspects of carpentry connected with residential house 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 program creates actual work situations emphasizing teamwork, work ethics, safety and oral communication. A general education component consisting of Communications, 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 classes 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 course to receive necessary skill-building prior to entering the program.