CERT - Occupational Certificate
Provides graduates with the essential skills required of an entry-level employee in the carpentry industry. Program curriculum is aligned with National Center for Construction Education Research standardized national skills standards for the construction trades.
Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in carpentry that will prepare them to obtain an entry level position within the field and critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.
- Demonstrate understanding of how ropes, chains, hoist, loaders, and cranes are used to move material and equipment on a job site (NCCER module 00106-09 – Basic Rigging, subject to revision).
- Describe equipment, theory, techniques, and related construction standards.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform basic foundation and framing construction.
- Demonstrate the ability to translate blueprint readings related to wood frame structures for field layout, fabrication, assembly, and erection using platform, balloon, and post and beam methods.
- Design footing, stem wall, column, and deck form systems.
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.
First Semester: Fall
|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|
Second Semester: Spring
|CTM 124||Building Construction Methods 2||3||Major Requirement|