As a Carpentry student, you will have an immersive, hands-on experience that will give you the opportunity to acquire knowledge and technical skills needed to gain employment in the construction industry, and earn NCCER credentials along the way. You'll go beyond the classroom to read and interpret construction blueprints, use various concrete techniques to form foundations, frame building walls, erect roofing systems, install and tape drywall, apply wall finishes, hang doors, proper window installation, trim work and more. The building of a “cottage” from the ground up is a required part of the carpentry curriculum. The application of the International Residential Code is emphasized. Additional courses are available to enhance this program of study.

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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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If you have a valid OSHA certification, you can receive credit for courses in the Construction Technology or Carpentry 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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