Carpenters are involved in most types of construction activities for residential, commercial and farm buildings of various styles. Most carpenters will specialize in trade areas like finish work, rough framing, or concrete forming. Carpentry students build two houses each year. During the first year, students spend the majority of time in the school shop. Second year students work predominantly outside at the construction site.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(24 Courses)
Course Title Credits
CF 1100 Tool and Construction Safety
CF 1103 Principles of Carpentry and Tool Safety 1
CF 1106 Construction Drawings
CF 1109 Foundations and Concrete Lab I
CF 1112 Construction Lab 1
CF 1115 Construction Lab 2
CF 1118 Exterior Finish Lab 1
CF 1121 Exterior Finish Lab 2
CF 1202 Applied Math for Carpentry Careers
CF 1203 Principles of Carpentry/Tool Safety 2
CF 1217 Construction Lab 2
CF 1223 Green Construction Methods
CF 1229 Remodeling/Renovation Lab 1
CF 1232 Custom Cabinet Construction Lab
CF 1235 Interior/Exterior Finish Lab 1
CF 2302 Construction Planning and Management 1
CF 2306 Architectural CAD
CF 2321 Exterior Finish Lab 3
CF 2402 Construction Planning and Management 2
CF 2422 Building and Energy Codes
CF 2435 Interior/Exterior Finish Lab 2 3*
GSCM 1122 Applied Oral and Written Communications 2*
GSIS 1602 Personal Financial Management
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
Total Credits: 51  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 60 while the section is listed as having 51 credits.
Elective Courses
(select 6 credits from the courses below)
These courses are required. See advisor for credit totals.
Course Title Credits
CF 2309 Foundations and Concrete Lab 2 2-4*
CF 2315 Construction Lab 3 3-5*
Total Credits: 6  
Elective Courses
(select 5 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
CF 2417 Construction Lab 5 1-5*
CF 2429 Remodeling/Renovation Lab 2 1-3*
CF 2900 Carpentry Internship 1-5*
Total Credits: 5  
Total Diploma Credits: 62  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.