Degree:  Certificate

Credit Hours Required:  31

The Carpentry Program offers courses that provide students with realistic skills to enter the residential construction industry. These courses are taught in both classroom and lab settings in order to help prepare the student for employment in this field.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate safety guidelines and the use of proper tool handling.
  2. Apply good carpentry skills.
  3. Interpret blueprints.
  4. Develop time management skills.
  5. Produce building projects with confidence and pride.

Required Technical Courses                                                                        21

            CA 104    Practical Carpentry I (Lab)                                                 3

            CA 114    Floor & Wall Framing and Stairway Const. Lab               3

            CA 117    General Building Trades Technology                                3

            CA 220    Interior Finishing, Drywall, Tape & Texture                      3                           

            CA           Practical Carpentry            II (Lab)                                               3

            CA           Residential Drafting                                                          3

            TR            Fundamentals of Plumbing and Electrical                         3


General Education Requirements                                                               10

            MATH 102 Construction Trades Mathematics                                  3

            DKT Dakota Studies                                                                          3

            HPER 160 First Aid and CPR                                                                       2

            CA 103 OSHA Training                                                                     1

            GEN 270 Capstone Course                                                                                    1

Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes, can complete the program in one year (2 semesters) if taking 15 credits each semester.

Carpentry Instructor:  Jason Hannasch

Cost to complete the program within normal time (15 credits per semester):

 (Based on two semesters)

Tuition                                                             $ 3,875

Registration Fee                                                    100

Lab Fee $50 (per lab class)                                   250

Library Usage/Email Account Fee                          60

Building Usage Fee                                                50

Technical Fee                                                        180

Books and Supplies (estimate)                           2,000

Graduation Fee                                                       40

Activity Fee                                                            60

Total                                                                 $6,615                                   


34 CFR 668.6(b) The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code of the occupations that the program prepares the student to enter along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET web site or its successor site.

Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist carpenters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).

Broad Occupation: 47-3010 Helpers, Construction Trades 
Minor Group: 47-3000 Helpers, Construction Trades 
Major Group: 47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 

O*NET link for Carpenter Helpers: