Carpentry (CAR) is a 48 semester hour program combining classroom theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory.  Requirements for the certificate of completion include four academic courses totaling 12 semester hours and all required career technical courses.  Students can also earn stackable short term certificates and industry certifications. This program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to prepare for successful entry-level employment in the field of carpentry.


  • Certificate
    • Cabinetmaking

  • Short Term Certificate
    • Cabinetry Basics
    • Floor & Wall Basics
    • Framing Fundamentals
    • Stairs, Molding, & Finishing

Industry Certification
National Career Readiness Credential
NCCER Carpentry Level I
OSHA 10-hr General Industry Safety/Health

Estimated Program Length

Award Length Credit Hours
Short Term Certificate 1 Semester 6
Short Term Certificate 1 Semester 9
Short Term Certificate 1 Semester 12
Certificate of Completion 3 Semesters 48

Required Program Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
CAR111 Construction Basics 3
CAR112 Floors, Walls, and Site Preparation 3
CAR113 Floors, Walls and Site Prep Lab 3
CAR114 Construction Basics Lab 3
CAR121 Introduction to Blueprint Reading 3
CAR131 Roof and Ceiling Systems 3
CAR132 Interior and Exterior Finishes 3
CAR133 Roof and Ceiling Systems Lab 3
CAR203 Special Projects in Carpentry 3
CAR214 Introduction to Cabinetry 3
CAR224 Floor, Wall and Ceiling Specialties 3
CAR228 Stairs, Molding and Trim 3

Required Academic Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
DPT100 Introductory Computer Skills I 3
ENG100 Vocational Technical English 3
MAH101 Introductory Mathematics I 3
SPC103 Oral Communication Skills 3

Elective Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
CAR22 Concrete and Forming 3
CAR123 Concrete and Forming Lab 3
ORT100 Orientation to the College 1

Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.


Program Contact

Mr. Eddie Lucas, Instructor
Main Campus

Mr. Keith Lowe
Bibb Correctional Facility

This is a “Live Work” program.

Occupational Data*

Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials. Their median annual wage was $45,170 in May 2017.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of carpenters is expected to grow eight percent from 2016 to 2026, as fast as the average for all occupations. Increased levels of new homebuilding and remodeling activity will result in more jobs.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook