Wednesday – November 26, 2014

 

Carpentry
Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee and Oak Creek campuses
Program Code: 31-410-1 

For Information: 
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
 

Overview — Prepare for employment as a carpenter in the construction of residential and commercial structures. The curriculum of this two-semester program emphasizes reading construction drawings and learning about the materials commonly used by carpenters. Practical experience also is given in the use of power tools and hand tools.

High school drafting and construction courses are desirable. To be successful in the program, you will need to be able to work on ladders and scaffolds, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Manual dexterity is a must. 


Career Outlook
— Residential and commercial structures continue to be built and remodeled, and skilled carpenters are needed to work on these projects. Graduates of the program may obtain employment as carpenters, carpenter apprentices, rough carpenters, form carpenters, carpenter’s helpers and finish carpenters.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Read blueprints and follow directions
  • Identify construction materials and use those materials properly
  • Climb ladders and work on scaffolds
  • Use power saws and other construction equipment
  • Assemble materials according to layout markings


Preparation for Admission — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Carpenter
Carpenter Apprentice
Finish Carpenter
Form Carpenter


Related Programs:
Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking
Bricklaying/Masonry
Preparatory Plumbing

 

Start Date: August


Curriculum effective 2014-15.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

CABMIL-340

Millwork for Carpenters ‡

2

 

 

CARP-301

House Framing ‡

5

 

 

CARP-302

OSHA/First Aid ‡

1

 

 

CARP-304

House Framing Fundamentals ‡

3

 

 

CARP-351

Building Materials ‡

1

 

 

CARP-380

Arithmetic for Carpenters ‡

1

 

 

CARP-385

Blueprint Reading 1 ‡

2

 

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations

1

 

 

CABMIL-341

Millwork Techniques ‡

2

 

 

CARP-303

Roof Framing

5

 

 

CARP-306

Exterior and Interior Finishing ‡

5

 

 

CARP-383

Quantity Survey ‡

2

 

 

CARP-387

Commercial Blueprint Reading ‡

1

 

 

ENG-345

Communications 1

1

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

 

 

 

 ‡ Prerequisite required.

 Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.