In just two semesters, the Carpentry Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) teaches the many applications of carpentry within the construction trades industry.

Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students will learn fundamental and advanced skills in carpentry, including job safety, rough framing, blueprint reading, and finishing. Program graduates will be prepared to immediately enter the workforce at a strong wage and in an industry actively seeking these highly demanded skills!

Carpentry Students Learn:

  • The relevance of carpentry within the construction trades.
  • Technical and non-technical skills necessary for the industry.
  • Safety rules and regulations in accordance with construction industry standards.
  • Basic math as required for carpentry.
  • Construction technology as it applies to site preparation, foundations and rough framing.
  • Blueprint reading, including symbols, abbreviations and legends.
  • Applications of common building materials, fasteners and adhesives.
  • Terminology, definitions and vocabulary regularly used in
    construction trades.
  • Proper use of hand and power tools.
  • Wooden floor assembly, interior and exterior wall assembly and basic roof systems.
  • Techniques used for proper placement and curing of concrete. 

 

Potential Annual Salary:
$42,000 (entry) - $87,000 (after 4+ years of training)

 

Program Information

  • Program Course Plan
  • Program fees: students will be required to purchase their own tools for use in this program and in their future careers