Basic Carpentry (Fast-Track)

Our Basic Carpentry Fast-Track course introduces participants to fundamental skills needed for woodworking and construction projects. This course covers safety practices, tool identification, and proper tool usage. Students will learn to measure, cut, and create basic projects like shelves and frames. 



TBD Fall 2024


AWC Reskilling and Technology Center 



Seating is limited. TO REGISTER & PAY CALL (928) 317-7674


Field of Interest
Participants interested in learning the essential skills required to become 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. 

Type of Certification                                                                                                                                                   

Students will earn an AWC Occupational Certificate as well as craft certification from National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) in Carpentry. 

Financial Aid
This course is not eligible for Financial Aid but Tuition Assistance may be available through AZ@Work. 

Tuition Assistance

The AWC Continuing Education department works closely with AZ @Work to provide certifications and courses for Yuma and La Paz community members. Please visit our office at 1351 S Redondo Center Dr. Yuma, AZ 85365, or call us at 928-317-7674 for more information on our certification and courses.

For more information on AZ@Work tuition assistance, please visit or call AZ@work at 928-329-0990.

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of the class students will be able to:

  • Intro to Building Envelope Systems
  • Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives, Hand and Power Tools
  • Intro to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout
  • Ceiling Joist and Wall Framing
  • Learn floor and wall systems 
  • Basic Stair Layout

Safety Requirements: 

  • Steel-Toed Boots

Career Opportunities

Any type of career would benefit from this training.

Registration Hours: Mon - Thurs 8AM - 5PM, Fri 8AM - 4PM payments accepted via phone, or walk-in. Please make checks payable to AWC. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards accepted.
Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be granted if a request is made 2 business days prior to the start of class. A 50% refund will be issued if notice is received less than 2 business days prior to class. No refunds will be issued after the first day of class.