Carpentry, Residential

Diploma, 32 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: Austin
PROGRAM STARTS: Fall
COURSE PLAN: Two Semesters
PROGRAM SHEET: PRINT

This program prepares students with skills and knowledge for a career in residential carpentry. Technical and general courses provide the students theory and hands-on learning experiences. General areas of study include building codes, blueprint reading, estimating, site layout, concrete, framing, interior and exterior finish, cabinet construction and installation, and decks. The Residential Carpentry diploma program provides graduates with skills required of a carpenter in a variety of building construction settings common in both rural and metropolitan areas.

Carpenters typically do the following:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding
  • Measure, cut, and shape wood, plastic, and other materials
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes
  • Erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
  • Instruct and direct laborers and other construction helpers

Employment Outlook

Where do Carpenters most often work?

From Iseek.org

In Minnesota, there are 13,060 workers employed in this large career.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Carpenters, 
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/carpenters.htm (visited May 17, 2016).

 

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