Friday – November 17, 2017

Carpentry (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma

School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Architecture & Construction Career Cluster

Oak Creek Campus and the MATC Education Center at Walker's Square, 816 W. National Ave., Milwaukee
Program Code: 31-410-1 
 
For Information: 414-297-6315
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 blueprints, the various materials and fasteners used, and the fundamental techniques and procedures used in wood-frame construction. 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 Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.

 

Career Outlook — Residential and commercial structures continue to be built and remodeled, and skilled carpenters are needed to work on these projects. Employers include construction and remodeling firms, as well as large institutions and businesses.
 

View gainful employment data about this program

 

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
Rough Carpenter

 

Related Programs
Architectural Woodworking/Cabinetmaking
Bricklaying
Preparatory Plumbing

 

Start Dates: August and January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

 

(1)  CABMIL-340

Millwork for Carpenters ‡

2

 

 

(1)  CARP-301

House Framing ‡

5

 

 

(1)  CARP-302

OSHA/First Aid ‡

1

 

 

  (or) CONSTR-302
 
     

(1)  CARP-304

House Framing Fundamentals ‡

3

 

 

(1)  CARP-351

Building Materials ‡

1

 

 

(1)  CARP-380

Arithmetic for Carpenters ‡

1

 

 

  (or) CONSTR-380
 
     

(1)  CARP-385

Blueprint Reading 1 ‡

2

 

 

(1)  ENG-340

Workplace Communications

2

 

 

(2)  CABMIL-341

Millwork Techniques ‡

2

 

 

(2)  CARP-303

Roof Framing

5

 

 

(2)  CARP-306

Exterior and Interior Finishing ‡

5

 

 

(2)  CARP-383

Quantity Survey ‡

2

 

 

(2)  CARP-387

Commercial Blueprint Reading ‡

1

 

 

(2)  CARP-315

Energy Efficiency in Residential Construction

1

 

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 33

 

 

 


‡ Prerequisite required.

 Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


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

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated October 2017.