Carpentry and Construction


The Carpentry and Construction program teaches how to read and interpret construction blueprints, use various concrete techniques to form foundations, frame building walls, proper window installation, trim work, and more. Earn an Associate of Applied Science or certificate and pursue work as a Woodworker, First-Line Supervisor, and more.

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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Highlights

  • Blueprint Reading for carpentry
  • Material and Techniques for Concrete Forming Techniques
  • Framing, Drywall Installation and Taping
  • Roofing Systems
  • Wall Finishing
  • Door Hanging
  • Window Installation and Trim Work
  • Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) for Construction
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Earn your OSHA Occupational Safety for Construction / DOL Card
  • General Contractor Business Preparation
  • Estimating
  • Construction Equipment and Methods

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Get Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid OSHA certification, you can receive credit for courses in the Carpentry and Construction program by filling out the following form:

If you have a valid New Mexico General Building Contractor (GB 98 or GB 2), you can receive credit for a course in the Construction Technology (AAS) General Construction Concentration program by filling out the following form:

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