Carpentry Technology

About our program

Small class sizes, hands-on training and attentive instructors help you gain the skills employers need the most.

Start any quarter. There are class options for full-time students and working professionals.

Day students develop skills in a fully-equipped shop and work off-campus on live customer homes and projects. Evening students have convenient access to the on-campus shop.

There are no written tests in the curriculum – show what you know through practical construction labs and off-campus projects.

Carpentry is a great career if you:

  • Enjoy working with your hands
  • Have a creative streak
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Like making good money
  • Want great opportunities and multiple career ladders to choose from.

Day Program

The day program is designed to accommodate entry-level, full-time students, along with students who may have some carpentry experience.

Learn to master carpentry basics in the shop under the guidance and supervision of top-quality instructors. Then move on to complete projects on live work sites outside in the elements – gain valuable work experience and see what it’s like to work in the field. It only takes three quarters in the day program to earn the certificates needed to get hired full-time, then advance your career with a Carpentry Technology AA.

Evening program

Take your classes at your own pace, on your own time.

Designed for working professionals in the field, the evening program is a flexible hybrid model. All instruction, demonstrations and lectures are available for online viewing 24/7. Flexible lab times are available for you to complete hands-on projects.

The organization of the evening program allows you to work as quickly or as slowly as needed -- earn one, two or even three certificates in a single quarter.


  • Occupations: Carpenter, Construction Carpenters, Drywall Installer
  • Earnings: Range from $19.49 to $25.13 an hour, entry to mid-level.
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