Carpentry Technology Certificate (CT31)

The Carpentry Technology certificate program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the carpentry industry. Topics include all basic carpentry skills necessary for successful employment. Program graduates have the qualifications of an entry-level residential carpenter.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Carpentry Technology certificate program will be prepared for employment as entry-level residential or commercial carpenters. Graduates may be employed by general construction contractors or specialized trade sub-contractors.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Carpentry Technology Curriculum

The curriculum for the Carpentry Technology program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester. To graduate, certificate-seeking students must earn a minimum of 34 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 585 contact hours and generally takes 3 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (34 Credits)

CARP 1000Fundamental Carpentry Skills


CARP 1015Structural Framing I


CARP 1020Structural Framing II


CARP 1025Intermediate Carpentry Techniques


CARP 1035Advanced Carpentry Procedures


CARP 1055Advanced Carpentry II


CARP 1056Advanced Commercial Carpentry


COFC 1080Construction Trades Core


Occupational Elective

WELD 1000Intro to Welding Technology


Program Costs

Tuition: ($100 per credit hour) $3,400

Fees: ($385 per semester) $1,155

Books/Supplies: $550

Liability Insurance: Liability Insurance (click to find your program)

Course Supply Fees: Construction (click to find individual course fees)

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)