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 $23.07 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 7.2%, a high-growth career.
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View semester course schedule order by campus: East Grand Forks
|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|
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
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Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.