Successful completion of the first-year certificate program or permission of the instructor is required in order to enroll in the Carpentry Management Technology program.
The second year of the Carpentry program leads to an A.A.S. degree in Carpentry Management Technology and is intended to advance the skills learned in the one-year certificate program. Successful students will demonstrate advanced materials and cost estimation, blueprint reading, job scheduling, and will receive a more in-depth view of what the construction industry requires of those who are in supervisory positions or intend to operate their own contracting business.
The Carpentry program's second year creates "real world" construction management experience through student participation in the construction of the North Idaho College Foundation Really Big Raffle house project as well as planning and management of other construction projects that are part of the program's laboratory curriculum each year. Second-year students are challenged at a higher level as they meet with subcontractors and obtain materials and special supplies throughout work on the project house. Interpersonal and supervisory skills are honed as students act as on-site foremen for groups of first-year students.
Advanced specialty carpentry skills are emphasized during the second year which allow students to improve their own technical skills. All students are required to take courses in computer aided design, communications, business, and computer applications. Cabinet making, commercial construction, architecture, welding, and masonry may also be addressed according to students' individual preferences.