About the Program

The Carpentry program at Seattle Central College's Wood Technology Center will help you learn and master carpentry skills with the guidance and supervision of expert instructors. Our five-quarter Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program is designed to help entry-level and experienced students become highly-skilled professionals in the construction industry.

Wood Technology Carpentry student training

Career Opportunities

Carpentry is a fast-growing field, and northwest Washington has one of the highest concentrations of carpentry jobs nationwide (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). The Carpentry program will help you gain valuable skills that employers want, and you will gain valuable experience with green building practices, cutting-edge materials and industry best practices. Program graduates find rewarding careers in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, including:

  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Concrete and Foundation Work
  • Drywall Installation
  • Interior and Exterior Finish Carpentry
  • Building Science
  • Remodeling and Preservation
  • Site Preparation

Intensive Education

The Wood Technology Center at Seattle Central College provides safe and comprehensive hands-on training in sustainable, energy-efficient construction practices. You’ll learn classic design principles and develop your skills in project layout, building, finishing and inspection techniques. As you progress through your courses, you’ll complete a number of professional projects under real-world conditions. Our graduates are well-prepared for entry-level opportunities in carpentry and right on track for leadership roles down the road.

Gainful Employment

Learn more about this program’s Gainful Employment information (pdf).

Wood Technology community quote

I see the potential in all my students. If someone isn’t getting a concept, I can show them other ways to solve a problem that makes sense to their particular learning style. My goal is to make the content as accessible as possible.

Catie Chaplan, Carpentry instructor

Catie Chaplan


Wood Technology Center
Seattle Central College
2310 S. Lane St
Seattle, WA 98144
206.934.5460 (phone)
206.934.5462 (fax)