Carpentry (Diploma)

Program Description

The Carpentry diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the carpentry industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of carpentry theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a carpentry diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level residential carpenter or entry-level commercial carpenter.

Program Details

  • Major Code: CA22
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 42

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Program Courses

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual's path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.


Term Course Title Credits
First Term
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
COFC 1011 Overview of Building Construction Practices and Materials 3
COFC 1020 Professional Tool Use and Safety 3
COFC 1050 Construction Print Reading Fundamentals 3
Course Options Choose one: [*R2] 3
Option 1: COLL 1500 Student Success
Option 2: COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy
Second Term
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
CARP 1070 Site Layout, Footings and Foundations 3
CARP 1105 Floor Wall and Stair Framing 4
CARP 1110 Ceiling and Roof Framing 4
Third Term
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Prof Development 2
CARP 1114 Interior Finishes I 4
CARP 1112 Exterior Finishes and Roof Coverings 4
CARP 1190 Advanced Residential Finishes and Decks 3
Scenic Technician

Program Advisor

William Pickett
Griffin Campus

Career and Academic Planning

Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107