Carpentry, Commercial


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.

Graduates of this program automatically qualify for 1,500 Journeyman Carpenter hours.

Location: Austin
Program Starts:
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Adam Hahn

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Carpentry, Commercial program page at

Required Core Courses ( 60 credits)

CARP1110 Construction Material and Tool Safety 3 CR
CARP1121 Blueprint Reading I 2 CR
CARP1125 Wall and Floor Framing/Sheeting and Building Layout 4 CR
CARP1135 Roof Framing, Shingling, & Flashing 4 CR
CARP1160 OSHA 10 Training 1 CR
CARP1215 Blueprint Reading II 2 CR
CARP1225 Exterior Siding and Finish 4 CR
CARP1235 Interior Finish I 2 CR
CARP1245 Interior Millwork, Cabinet Installation, and Stairs 4 CR
CARP1250 Building Codes/Estimating 2 CR
CARP1260 Deck Construction 2 CR
CARP2150 Steel and Wood Framing 3 CR
CARP2155 Concrete, Forming and Finish 4 CR
CARP2160 Job Site Setup /Building Layout 2 CR
CARP2165 Equipment Operation and Maintenance 1 CR
CARP2170 Commercial Blueprint Reading 3 CR
CARP2175 Interior Finishes II 3 CR
CARP2215 Steel Frame Assembly and Construction Site Safety 1 CR
CARP2221 OSHA 30 for Construction 2 CR
CARP2232 Doors, Casework and Interior Hardware 3 CR
CARP2235 Estimating, Scheduling and Building Codes 1 CR
CARP2270 Commercial Blueprint Reading II 3 CR
CARP2310 Commercial/Residential Construction Internship 4 CR

General Studies Courses (4 credits)

GSCM1510 Workplace Human Relations 2 CR
MATH1020 Technical Math I 2 CR