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!

Important: This program has limited openings and has been at full capacity in recent years, please apply early and contact Gallatin College for further information if interested.”

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)


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


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GC Frontage campus
31950 Frontage Road, Bozeman, MT 59715


Please Note: Students will need reliable all-season personal transportation as public transportation is not available for all course locations.