Carpentry, Commercial

Diploma, 64 Credits

COURSE PLAN: Four Semesters

You can build a solid framework for a successful carpentry career during this two-year program. Each instructor has at least 2,000 hours of work experience in the trade and Minnesota Vocational Teaching licenses.

Our 20-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio creates an ideal learning environment. Students participate in actually building a house, from initial site work and footings through the interior and exterior finish, during each year of the Riverland program.

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

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

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