Carpentry - Residential

  • Credits: 34
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

The Residential Carpentry diploma program provides graduates with skills required of a carpenter in a variety of building construction settings common in both rural and metropolitan areas.


Program Overview

This program prepares students with skills and knowledge for a career in residential carpentry. Technical and general courses provide the students theory and hands-on learning experiences. General areas of study include building codes, blueprint reading, estimating, site layout, concrete, framing, interior and exterior finish, cabinet construction and installation, and decks. The Residential Carpentry diploma program provides graduates with skills required of a carpenter in a variety of building construction settings common in both rural and metropolitan areas.


Employment

The employment outlook for carpenters in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 24%, a high growth career.

Potential Job Titles

  • Residential Home Builder
  • Commercial Contractor

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
BLDG 1114 Blueprint Reading I 2
BLDG 1120 Construction Estimating I 2
CARP 1102 Prin of Framing 3
CARP 1104 Framing I 6
CARP 1106 Footings & Foundations 2
CARP 1108 Interior Finish I 4
CARP 1110 Intro to Cabinets 3
CARP 1112 Exterior Finish I 3
CARP 2204 Concrete Technology 2
CARP 2214 Exterior Siding 2
CARP 2216 Deck Construction 2
  General Studies Electives 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 34
 

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Program Specific Requirements

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The program minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 46
Arithmetic: 50



  1. Student will demonstrate professional workplace habits including punctuality, attitudes, behaviors, and craftsmanship expected in the construction industry.

  2. Student will demonstrate proper safety practices and procedures at all time in the classroom, shop, and building sites.

  3. Student will demonstrate appropriate framing skills efficiently.

  4. Student will perform proper interior and exterior finishing techniques to a variety of construction projects.

  5. Student will perform accurate estimating/print reading functions to a variety of building projects.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Faculty

  • Loren Abel
  • Carpentry Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2557
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

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