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Carpentry


The Carpentry program is an introduction to the carpentry trade. Students gain familiarity with the use of handtools, portable power tools and other equipment regularly used by carpenters. Students also have ample opportunities to work with the materials used by carpenters including lumber, panel products, concrete, roofing materials, fasteners, and a wide variety of hardware.

Theory and practice is generally offered to allow students to build numerous projects including stairs, forms for concrete, framed floors, walls, and roofs. Students spend approximately 70% of their time building various projects.

You can usually complete an entry level Carpentry program within 8 months.

Careers

Carpenters
Wage: $42,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.3%
Self Employed: 31.8%
Unemployment Rate: 7.1%
Employed Part Time: 6.1%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Wage: $31,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 2.8%
Self Employed: 14.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Employed Part Time: 4.0%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Helpers—Carpenters
Wage: $27,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.7%
Self Employed: 3.2%
Unemployment Rate: 14.0%
Employed Part Time: 10.4%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training