Carpentry - Residential

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

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.


According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as an Carpenter in the state of Minnesota is $22.67 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately -7.2%, a high-growth career.

  • Residential Home Builder
  • Commercial Contractor

Program Courses

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Required Courses

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

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