30 Hour Career Certificate

James Boykin

eccc residential carpentry

The Carpentry Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as carpenters' helpers.  It provides training in the basic and advanced skills needed to have a successful career in the field of residential carpentry.  The training in this course is centered around technical knowledge and hands-on experience in all the stages of construction from foundations and framing to finish carpentry and cabinet making.  A student who completes the first year will receive a certificate in Basic Residential Carpentry. 

Courses taught in the Carpentry Technology program include:
Career Certificate (30 hours) Approved Technical Electives
  • Foundations
  • Floor and Wall Framing
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Ceiling and Roof Framing
  • Interior/Exterior Finishing & Cabinet Installation
  • Construction Math
  • Technical Elective (2 hours)
  • WBL 1912, 1923, 2912, or 2923
  • MMT 2513 - Entrepreneurship
  • DDT 1413 - Elementary Surveying
  • Others as approved by instructor
Careers in the Carpentry Technology field include:
  • Carpenter
  • Cabinet maker
  • Drywall Installer/Finishers
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Roofer
  • Carpenter's Helper

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Career & Technical Education Substance Abuse Testing Policy
To ensure a drug-free workplace and learning environment, East Central Community College students enrolled in specific Career & Technical Education programs that are skills-based and/or require the use of heavy equipment are required to submit to initial, random, and reasonable suspicion substance abuse testing. These programs include Carpentry Technology. To review the entire Policy No: 411.7 Career-Technical Substance Abuse Testing Policy, including information on procedures, initial testing, retesting, reasonable suspicion testing, accident/injury testing, and program re-admission, refer to the college’s online Policies and Procedures Manual.

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