A.A.S. - Occupational Degree
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.
- Identify and explain safe use of power tools that are widely used in the construction industry, i.e. drills, saws, grinders, and sanders (NCCER module 00103-09 – Introduction to Hand Tools, subject to revision).
- Describe equipment, theory, techniques, and related construction standards.
- Demonstrate ability to use plans and specifications to determine quantities required to prepare a contract bid.
- Demonstrate the use and care of foundations and framing instruments and tools.
- Demonstrate an understanding of interior and exterior wall systems including blocking, bracing, and erection for each type of system.
- Design footing, stem wall, column, and deck form systems.
- Demonstrate the principals of efficient written and oral communications.
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|
ENG 101 or ENG 107
Introduction to Composition
Freshman Composition 1/GE
|CIS 120||Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended)||3||GE- Additional Courses|
Second Semester: Spring
|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|
|ENG 102||Freshman Composition 2/GE|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math||3||GE- Mathematics|
Third Semester: Fall
|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|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|CTM 230||Construction Management Field Operations||3||Departmental Requirement|
|WLD 106||Techniques in Shielded Metal Arc||3||Departmental Requirement|
|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|