Carpentry, Basic

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College of Rural Community Development

Occupational Endorsement

The occupational endorsement in basic carpentry is the beginning for both a career in the construction industry and pursuing a certificate and degree in construction trades technology. Training consists of basic construction safety, introduction to hand and power tools, construction mathematics, floor systems, roof framing, and window and exterior door installation. Students develop a basic understanding of how to communicate, understand, anticipate and complete the work on a construction job site. Applicants must be 16 years old to be admitted.

Complete the following admissions requirement:

  • Be at least 16 years old by the first day of the semester in which you are admitted.

Minimum Requirements for Occupational Endorsement: 14.5 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete the following:
CTT F100Construction Technology Core3
or CTT F101
and CTT F102
and CTT F103
Basic Construction Safety
and Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
and Introduction to Blueprint Reading
CTT F106Construction Mathematics3
CTT F110Residential Carpentry I8.5
or CTT F111
and CTT F112
and CTT F113
and CTT F114
Materials and Tools Used in the Trade
and Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing
and Roof Framing, Windows and Exterior Doors
and Introduction to Concrete Materials and Forms