Carpentry

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 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

Classes are held at the Oak Creek Campus and at the MATC Education Center at Walker’s Square, 816 West National Avenue, Milwaukee.

This program prepares you for working on residential and commercial structures. You will learn about reading construction blueprints, the various materials and fasteners used, and the fundamental techniques used in wood-frame construction.

As residential and commercial structures continue to be built and remodeled, there is a steady demand for carpenters.

Additional program details: Practical experience is given in the use of power and hand tools. 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

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CABMIL-340 Millwork for Carpenters ‡ 2
(1) CARP-301 House Framing ‡ 5
(1) CARP-304 House Framing Fundamentals ‡ 3
(1) CARP-351 Building Materials ‡ 1
(1) CARP-385 Blueprint Reading 1 ‡ 2
(1) CONSTR-302 OSHA Safety/CPR for the Trades ‡ 1
(1) CONSTR-380 Mathematics for Construction Trades 1
(1) ENG-340 Workplace Communication 2
(2) CABMIL-341 Millwork Techniques ‡ 2
(2) CARP-303 Roof Framing 5
(2) CARP-306 Exterior and Interior Finishing ‡ 5
(2) CARP-315 Energy Efficiency in Residential Construction 1
(2) CARP-383 Quantity Survey ‡ 2
(2) CARP-387 Commercial Blueprint Reading ‡ 1
TOTAL CREDITS 33

( ) Semester order for full-time students
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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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

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Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-8901, mctpathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 04/24/2020