Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. A four-year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. Carpentry is the art and trade of cutting, working, and joining timber. Carpenters work with both structural materials in framing, as well as items such as doors, windows, and staircases. The apprenticeship certificate recognizes student attaining journey level status at the completion of the technical studies. Apprentices may apply technical studies together with general education coursework toward the Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in Carpentry.
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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.
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Program Admission Requirements
- High School Diploma/GED
- Intent-to-hire agreement with participating contractor
- Participant must be working in an apprenticeship in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Communicate verbally, nonverbally and in writing with the construction team that includes members of other trades, contractor and government agencies.
- Work independently and in a team environment to accomplish the job in a timely and professional manner.
- Recognize, analyze and apply critical thinking to resolve issues as they arise, minimize waste and improve productivity.
- Use appropriate personal protective equipment and fall protection to ensure a safe and environmentally sensitive work environment in accordance with OSHA and other federal, state, local and contractor’s standards and policies.
- Exhibit pride of craftsmanship, reliability, commitment to the organization and take opportunities to upgrade skills.
- Apply basic math concepts and operations and blueprint reading to accurately determine layout in order to fabricate and install various construction tasks that minimize waste.
- Be certified in OSHA, CPR/First Aid, Scaffold, fall protection and MSDS.
- Fabricate and install interior/exterior walls, stairs, doors, windows, roof components, flooring and exterior finish in order to build a residential home that meets customer specifications.
- Fabricate, install and disassemble various concrete forms, frames and systems using appropriate crane and rigging hardware for bridges and commercial building according to customer specifications.
- Fabricate walls, stairs, ceiling grids and install studs, drywall, ceilings, door, and windows to meet a commercial client’s specifications.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|ATCT-1301||Introduction to Carpentry||2|
|ATCT-1320||Introduction to Hand and Power Tools||2|
|ATCT-1351||Metal Studs and Dry Walls||2|
|CNST-1281||Construction Engineering Orientation||3|
|MATH-1xxx||1000-level MATH course or higher||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|College Composition I|
|Honors College Composition I|
|ATCT-1331||Concrete Footers and Walls||2|
|ATCT-xxxx||Any ATCT elective course||2|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Microcomputer Applications|
|Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications|
|ATCT-1491||Residential Steel Framing||2|
|ATCT-2370||Interior Systems Layout||2|
|CNST-1731||Construction Print Reading||3|
|Arts & Humanities requirement||3|
|Social & Behavioral Science requirement||3|
|AIT-2990||Contracting in a Diverse World||3|
|ATCT-1390||Welding for Carpentry||2|
|ATCT-2560||Interior Systems III||2|
|CNST-1510||Green Building & Sustainability I||3|
|CNST-2130||Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment||3|
|Total Credit Hours||63|
Recommended ATCT Electives
|ATCT-2511||Concrete Columns and Decks||2|
|ATCT-2540||Roof Framing III||2|