Carpentry

south campus
Contact Us

Chris Buselmeier
Instructor
253.680.7453

Jim Field
Career Advisor
253.680.7410

Location South Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Carpentry program
Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the construction industry, filling positions such as carpenter, framer, concrete worker, and interior and exterior finisher. Off-campus building and remodeling projects provide opportunities for extensive practical training, giving students valuable experience in the trade, from estimating construction projects through all phases of construction. This is a pre-apprenticeship program forthe South Puget Sound Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 120 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics
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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
CARPT 101 Carpentry Math 
CARPT 102 Safety Principles
CARPT 103 Prints and Plans
CARPT 104 Construction Materials
CARPT 105 Tools and Equipment
CARPT 106 Power Tools
CARPT 107 Optical Instruments
CARPT 108 Plot Plans and Building Layout
CARPT 109 Introduction to Framing
CARPT 110 Foundation
CARPT 111 Foundation Footings
CARPT 112 Foundation Walls
CARPT 201 Floor Systems
CARPT 202 Wall and Ceiling Construction
CARPT 203 Stairs
CARPT 204 Introduction to Roofing
CARPT 205 Roof Construction
CARPT 206 Introduction to Exterior Finish Methods
CARPT 207 Exterior Doors and Windows
CARPT 208 Siding
CARPT 209 Introduction to Interior Finish Methods
CARPT 210 Interior Floors, Walls, and Ceilings
CARPT 211 Interior Doors and Windows
CARPT 212 Moldings
CARPT 213 Employment Preparation
CARPT 215 Practical Applications*
WBAS 101 Welding Basics  

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*This course may be substituted with a work-based learning component.

Certificate of Competency: 77 Credits
Carpentry Technician

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

CARPT 101 Carpentry Math
CARPT 102 Safety Principles
CARPT 103 Prints and Plans
CARPT 104 Construction Materials
CARPT 105 Tools and Equipment
CARPT 106 Power Tools
CARPT 110 Foundation
CARPT 111 Foundation Footings
CARPT 112 Foundation Walls
CARPT 201 Floor Systems
CARPT 202 Wall and Ceiling Construction
CARPT 203 Stairs
CARPT 205 Roof Construction
CARPT 208 Siding
CARPT 211 Interior Doors and Windows
CARPT 215 Practical Applications*

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Certificates of Training

Concrete Foundations: 14 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

CARPT 108 Plot Plans and Building Layout
CARPT 110 Foundation
CARPT 111 Foundation Footings
CARPT 112 Foundation Walls

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Exterior Finishing: 22 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

CARPT 204 Introduction to Roofing
CARPT 205 Roof Construction
CARPT 206 Introduction to Exterior Finish Methods
CARPT 207 Exterior Doors and Windows
CARPT 208 Siding

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Interior Finishing: 16 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

CARPT 209 Introduction to Interior Finish Methods
CARPT 210 Interior Floors, Walls, and Ceilings
CARPT 211 Interior Doors and Windows
CARPT 212 Moldings

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Wood Framing: 22 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

CARPT 109 Introduction to Framing
CARPT 201 Floor Systems
CARPT 202 Wall and Ceiling Construction
CARPT 203 Stairs
CARPT 205 Roof Construction

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