Carpentry and Construction Trades

Program Description

AAS in Carpentry STEM Emphasis degree is no longer available to new students. Students considering a transfer pathway can choose the traditional AAS degree and complete an AGEC-A certificate to prepare to enter a university.

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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.

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Degree(s) / Certificates(s)

Title Local Bachelor's
Construction Trades Management - A.A.S. Occupational Degree -
Carpentry - A.A.S. Occupational Degree -
Carpentry - CERT Occupational Certificate -
Basic Carpentry - CERT Occupational Certificate -

Career 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*.

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
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
Construction and Building Inspectors
Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Check the above for additional information.

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Contact Information

Department Contact(s)

Career and Technical Education

Hours of Operation
Faculty/Staff Contact(s)
Name Title Phone Email
Lee Altman Professor of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (928) 344-7749
Teresa Livingston Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director & Dean CTE Programs (928) 344-7752