Construction Technology

Carpentry

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Carpentry AAS program provides graduates with the skills required of a carpenter in a variety of construction settings common in both rural and metropolitan areas. Occupations within the Construction-Carpentry area include jobs that require some or any of these skills:

  • building codes
  • blueprint reading and sketching
  • estimating
  • site layout
  • concrete
  • framing
  • interior and exterior finish
  • cabinet making and installation
  • decks

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

 

Upon completion of all the requirements, Construction-Carpentry students earn an Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Applied Science degree. Additionally, students will earn a national certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) after eachs of the four levels (see below). The student is then entered into a National Registry as having proven competence at the designated level.

 

PLAN OF STUDY

TOOLS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Students entering the construction program will get an updated tool list from their construction instructor the first day of class. The list is minimal, as the majority of tools are provided by City College. We invite tool vendors to our campus at the beginning of each fall and spring semester—to display and sell their tools at a discounted price. We also have a list of vendors that have previously worked with our students. Please note, you can buy any brand of tools. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

 

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree, students will be able to:

  • Work with hand and power tools
  • Read plans and elevations
  • Perform site layout tasks
  • Layout and build a structure from plans
  • Work with concrete forms and reinforcing materials
  • Perform simple concrete flatwork tasks
  • Install doors and windows
  • Install and finish drywall
  • Install cabinetry

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

 

Construction Tech-Carpentry

 

CAREER CLOSEUP

Job Outlook and Pay Info

 

Median Wage (MT)*

$29,388


 Median Wage (US)*

$30,628


 Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)

$31,000


Expected growth (MT)*

(projection through 2016)

10.1%


  Expected growth (US)*

(projection through 2018)

16.7%


 *Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau

  

>  Graduate Placement Data

 

 

SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Manual dexterity
  • Math and spatial skills
  • Good physical condition
  • Reading and communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Troubleshooting skills

PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION


Program Completion information was not required for this program for the 2009-2010 academic year.