The Carpentry and Construction Trades programs provides graduates with the essential skills required of employees in carpentry and construction trades. The carpentry program curriculum is aligned with National Center for Construction Education Research standards and the construction trades curriculum is certified through the National Association of Home Builders through the Home Builders Institute and encompasses the national skills standards for the construction trades.

Graduates of the carpentry and construction trades programs and certificates will learn a wide range of skills and gain industry specific experience in:

  • equipment, theory, techniques, and related construction standards.
  • the use of plans and specifications to determine quantities required to prepare a contract bid.
  •  the use and care of foundations and framing instruments and tools.
  • interior and exterior wall systems including blocking, bracing, and erection for each type of system.
  • footing, stem wall, column, and deck form systems.
  • interpreting blueprints for plot plans, foundations, framing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, masonry, welding, and details.
  • determining quantities and costs for various construction components.

Programs

AAS in Carpentry

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
CTM 105 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3 Major Requirement
CTM 123 Building Construction Methods 1 3 Major Requirement

ENG 100

or

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Introduction to Composition

or

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) GE- Additional Courses
    17  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 110 Construction Estimating 3 Departmental Requirement
CTM 124 Building Construction Methods 2 3 Major Requirement
ACR 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 3 Departmental Requirement
ENG 101 or ENG 107 Freshman Composition 1/GE 3 GE- Composition
or      
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 2/GE    
MAT 105 Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math 3 GE- Mathematics
    15  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Departmental Requirement
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 - Drafting 3 Departmental Requirement
CTM 224 Concrete and Concrete Form Systems 3 Major Requirement
ENT 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 Departmental Requirement
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
    15  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 230 Construction Management Field Operations 3 Departmental Requirement
WLD 106 Techniques in Shielded Metal Arc 3 Departmental Requirement
Elective Select an elective course 3 Elective
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Departmental Requirement
PHI 105 Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Humanities
ENV 101 Environmental Sceince/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Science
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Basic Carpentry Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
CTM 105 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3 Major Requirement
CTM 123 Building Construction Methods 1 3 Major Requirement
CTM 224 Concrete and Concrete Form Systems 3 Major Requirement
    14  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 124 Building Construction Methods 2 3 Major Requirement
    3  

Carpentry Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
CTM 105 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3 Major Requirement
CTM 123 Building Construction Methods 1 3 Major Requirement
    11  

Second Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACR 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 3 Departmental Requirement
CTM 124 Building Construction Methods 2 3 Major Requirement
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Departmental Requirement
    9  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Departmental Requirement
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 - Drafting 3 Departmental Requirement
CTM 224 Concrete and Concrete Form Systems 3 Major Requirement
WLD 106 Techniques in Shielded Metal Arc 3 Departmental Requirement
    12  

 

AAS in Construction Trades Management

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Departmental Requirement
CTM 105 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3 Major Requirement
CTM 123 Building Construction Methods 1 3 Major Requirement
ENG 101 or 107 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE- Composition
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Additional Courses
    17  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
CTM 110 Construction Estimating 3 Major Requirement
CTM 124 Building Construction Methods 2 3 Major Requirement
CTM 230 Construction Management Field Operations 3 Major Requirement
ENG 102 or 108 Freshman Composition/GE 3 GE- Composition
MAT 105 or higher Mathematics for the Applied Sciences or approved higher level math 3 GE- Mathematics
    15  

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 105 Basic Electricity 3 Departmental Requirement
DFT 100 AutoCAD 1 - Drafting 3 Departmental Requirement
ACR 101 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1 3 Departmental Requirement
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
ENV 101 Environmental Science/GE (recommended) 4 GE- Physical and Biological Science
    16  

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ECT 115 National Electrical Code 3 Departmental Requirement
DFT 102 AutoCAD 2 - Drafting 2 4 Departmental Requirement
Elective Select an elective course 3 Elective
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 3 Departmental Requirement
PHI 105 Ethics/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Humanities
       

 

Construction/Industrial Safety Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title   Area
TEC 100 Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills 5 Major Requirement
TEC 125 10-Hour OSHA Construction Card 1 Major Requirement
TEC 165 Employee and Occupational Safety 1 3 Major Requirement
    9  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
TEC 175 Employee and Occupational Safety 2 3 Major Requirement
    3  
 

 

Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion a carpentry or construction trades program or certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations and annual median wages*.

Carpenters
Measure, cut, and shape wood, plastic, and other materials; Construct and install building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes; Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding; Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
$48,330
Construction Laborers
Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards; Load or unload building materials to be used in construction; Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures; Follow construction plans and instructions from supervisors or more experienced workers
$36,000
Construction and Building Inspectors
Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
$60,710

Contact Information

Kenia Lopez
Senior Secretary, Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 344-7752

Pasquale Lamaestra
Director of Construction and Technology Programs
(928) 317-6005

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