Carpentry

Carpenters construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places.

Carpentry Helper

As a carpentry helper, you will be able to join a framing contractor or general construction firm that specializes in wood frame projects.

To complete this continuing education certificate, you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-5900 Carpentry I, Part 1
  • TEC-5910 Carpentry I, Part 2

Prerequisite: You must either complete TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills - General before starting this certificate or take it simultaneously with Level 1, Part 1 of your training.

 

Carpentry Technician

After completion of the Carpentry Helper Continuing Education Certificate, you may continue your studies of the trade with our Carpentry Technician Continuing Education Certificate.  

To complete the Carpentry Technician continuing education certificate, you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-5920 Carpentry II, Part 1
  • TEC-5930 Carpentry II, Part 2
  • TEC-5940 Carpentry III, Part 1
  • TEC-5950 Carpentry III, Part 2
  • TEC-5960 Carpentry IV, Part 1
  • TEC-5970 Carpentry IV, Part 2

Prerequisite: Before starting this continuing education certificate, you must complete the continuing education certificate for Carpentry Helper.  

TEC-6010 Carpentry I, Part 1

This four-level curriculum covers content such as Building Materials, Cabinet Fabrication, and Advanced Wall Systems. Year one, part one of the four-year curriculum covers construction drawings and power tools. Students will demonstrate their ability to layout and frame walls, floors, and rafters.

Prerequisite: TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills- General

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TEC-5910 Carpentry I, Part 2

This four-level curriculum covers content such as Building Materials, Cabinet Fabrication, and Advanced Wall Systems. Year one, part two of the four-year curriculum covers construction drawings and power tools. Students will demonstrate their ability to layout and frame walls, floors, and rafters. Required textbook: NCCER Carpentry Level 1 Trainee guide.

Prerequisite: TEC-5900 Carpentry I, Part 1

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TEC-5920 Carpentry II, Part 1

Did you know there is more to carpentry than swinging a hammer and pounding nails? Discover how this NCCER course builds on concepts and performance tasks from Carpentry I, Part 2. In Carpentry II, Part 1, you will explore commercial drawings; cold-formed steel framing; exterior finishing; thermal and moisture protection; and roofing applications. Lab exercises will focus on proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5910 Carpentry I, Part 2

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TEC-5930 Carpentry II, Part 2

Most people think of carpentry as framing and roughing-in, but as a skilled carpenter, you will also learn the art of finish work in this NCCER course which builds on concepts and performance tasks from Carpentry II, Part 1. In Carpentry II, Part 2, students examine doors and door hardware; drywall installation and finishing; suspended ceilings; window, door, floor, and ceiling trim; and cabinet installation. Lab exercises will focus on proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5920 Carpentry II, Part 1

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TEC-5940 Carpentry III, Part 1

When you think of carpentry, do you envision a structure made of lumber? Carpenters should also be trained in other building materials and applications, and they must safely use rigging and hand signals to move items such as large, heavy concrete forms and pipe. This NCCER course builds on concepts and performance tasks from Carpentry II, Part 2. In Carpentry III, Part 1, you will analyze the properties of concrete, explore rigging equipment, rigging practices, trenching and excavating, and learn about reinforcing concrete. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5930 Carpentry II, Part 2

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TEC-5950 Carpentry III, Part 2

You've heard the expression, built from-the-ground-up. Carpenters and construction workers must be knowledgeable about foundation forms and slabs upon which a construction project is started and use safe handling and placing procedures for concrete. In this NCCER course, which builds upon concepts and skills learned in Carpentry III, Part 1, topics include, foundations and slabs-on-grade, vertical and horizontal formwork, handling and placing concrete, and tilt-up wall systems. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and practices.  Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5940 Carpentry III, Part 1

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TEC-5960 Carpentry IV, Part 1

You have heard the real estate mantra: location, location, location. Carpenters and construction workers must consider the site upon which a construction project is planned and use the proper equipment to perform a site layout and build a structure with roof, wall, and stair systems. In this NCCER course, which builds upon concepts and skills learned in Carpentry III, Part 2, topics include site layout using differential leveling, angular and distance measurement, advanced roof, wall, and stair systems. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and practices.  Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5950 Carpentry III, Part 2

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TEC-5970 Carpentry IV, Part 2

Safety on the job starts with you, the Carpenter. An understanding of the safe operation of construction equipment and sound environmental practices establish a safe job site for all workers. Learning to use other tools and equipment safely, while practicing the principles of a leadership role, makes you a valuable skilled tradesperson. In this NCCER course, which builds upon concepts and skills learned in Carpentry IV, Part 1, topics include construction equipment, oxyfuel cutting and arc welding, site preparation, and crew leadership. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and practices. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5960 Carpentry IV, Part 1

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