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Program Overview

The Carpentry curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, print reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.

The construction technology curriculums are designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions.

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Technical Standards:

Diploma Curriculum

To complete this diploma, 16 credit hours from Construction Technology: Carpentry Certificate (C35180) must be included in D35180.

ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
CAR-112 Carpentry II 8
CAR-115 Residential Planning/Estimating 3
CAR-113 Carpentry III 6

Total credits needed to graduate: 23 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

BPR-130 Print Reading-Construction 3
CAR-111 Carpentry I 8
ARC-112 Construction Materials & Methods 4
CMT-120 Codes and Inspections 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program (C35180X). CCP students should complete this certificate over two semesters.

Skills Training Courses


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and employ safety requirements at a construction site by identifying and operating personal protection equipment (hand power tools) safety.
  • Identify and interpret the details in foundations, floor plans, elevations, and schedules while recognizing and differentiating between the various components of plans for the building site.
  • Identify and explain residential building code requirements while exhibiting an understanding of and categorizing the residential building code inspections process.
  • Recognize and explain the preplanning and planning processes work. Calculate math estimating and estimating procedures for residential structures. Create and develop quality take-offs and cost estimates.
  • Recognize and differentiate between the components of basic construction methods along with site preparations. Assemble and construct residential building from layout to finish trim with instructor direction.

Program Costs

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,480.75 $11,736.75
Books and Supplies $436.00 $436.00
Total Cost $3,916.75 $12,172.75

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,456.50 $4,912.50
Books and Supplies $295.25 $295.25
Total Cost $1,751.75 $5,207.75

Skills Training

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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