Commercial Carpentry | Riverland Community College Accredited 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland

Carpentry, Commercial


Why study Commercial Carpentry at Riverland?

Riverland is the only Minnesota carpentry program that has a Commercial Carpentry Diploma offering

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.

Enhance your education and make yourself more marketable with a certificate in Construction Management. This two-semester, 18-credit program is primarily online and offers you advanced training in management, planning, estimating, and more. Contact us for more information.

Benefits for the Commercial Carpentry program

  • Graduates of this program automatically qualify for 1,500 Journeyman Carpenter hours.
  • Students are supplied toolbelts provided by parterning with local businesses.

    What will I study?
  • Blueprint Reading I & II
  • Construction Material and Tool Safety
  • Interior Finishes I & II
  • Job Site Setup/Building Layout



    Career Outlook
Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 21,216 new Carpenters to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Where Do Carpenters Work?

Carpenters often work in the following industries.

  • Construction of Buildings
  • Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Wood Product Manufacturing
  • Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • Administrative and Support Services
Job Title Examples
Assembler, Construction Worker, Installer, Custom Stair Builder, Finish Carpenter, Lead Carpenter, Trim Carpenter



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Last Updated: March 14, 2018

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