CERT - Occupational Certificate

The certificate in carpentry prepares the student for an entry level position in the construction industry. This program provides opportunities for students to learn construction technology used to erect, install and repair structures with modern construction materials and techniques. This program focuses on blueprint reading, construction project estimating, and safety practices.

Program Purpose

Program completers will obtain knowledge and experience in residential construction with emphasis on Carpentry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the obligations of workers, supervisors, and managers to ensure a safe work place (NCCER module 00101-09 – Basic Safety, subject to revision).
  • Describe equipment, theory, techniques, and related construction standards.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic foundation and framing construction.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ceiling construction as it is related to wood framing systems.
  • Demonstrate outline finishing and curing methods for concrete surfaces.

Program Map

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

Second Semester: Spring

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

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
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