Carpentry

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-410-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August

About the Program

Description

Get the foundation to build new opportunities. This two-semester program prepares you for working on residential and commercial structures. Students will learn about reading construction blueprints, the various materials and fasteners used, and the fundamental techniques and procedures used in wood-frame construction. Practical experience is given in the use of power and hand tools.

Career Outlook

As residential and commercial structures continue to be built and remodeled, there is high demand for carpenters. Graduates of the program may obtain employment as carpenters, carpenter apprentices, rough carpenters, form carpenters and finish carpenters.


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Detailed Program Information

Curriculum

Sixteen-Week Terms
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.

 

COURSES

Credits

(1)

CABMIL-340

Millwork for Carpenters ‡

2

(1)

CARP-301

House Framing ‡

5

(1)

CONSTR-302

OSHA Safety/CPR for the Trades ‡

1

(1)

CARP-304

House Framing Fundamentals ‡

3

(1)

CARP-351

Building Materials ‡

1

(1)

CONSTR-380

Mathematics for Construction Trades

1

(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.

Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Use hand and power tools and equipment
  • Apply industry-recognized safety practices and procedures
  • Analyze sustainable building practices
  • Interpret construction drawings
  • Interpret building codes
  • Demonstrate industry building practices and material application

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.

Possible Careers

Carpenter
Carpenter Apprentice
Finish Carpenter
Form Carpenter
Rough Carpenter

Scholarships

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Oak Creek Campus: 414-571-4500

Last updated: 01/24/2020