Carpentry - Course Planning
While earning a carpentry degree or certificate from Seattle Central College, you will learn project layout, machining and milling, methods of construction, preparation for finish and finishing techniques.
Questions about course planning? Contact us if you need help planning your next class.
WTC 110: Introduction to Professional Woodworking
Introduction to wood construction skills and safety, including safe operation of basic hand and power tools, wood construction terminology and materials. This is a required class for all three degree programs at the Wood Technology Center.
Note: Students must obtain a First Aid and CPR/AED certification by the end of the first quarter.
WTC 141: Remodeling/Preservation
Residential Remodel and Preservation Carpentry teaches basic carpentry knowledge and competence through lecture, lab and real-world projects. Course content and projects focus on current industry principles, best practices and methodologies in sustainable construction, deconstruction, and preservation.
WTC 142: Introduction to Carpentry Blueprint Reading
WTC 143: Building Site Selections to Layout
WTC 144: Foundation Systems: Forms to Concrete Finishes
These courses offer classroom instruction and supervised hands-on experience that provide students with the understanding, knowledge, and skills basic to the carpentry profession, constructing a building site and foundation system. Includes a combination of basic blueprint reading, strategies and techniques concerning safety, communication, and tool and material use; carpentry math, and building principles and physics, building site preparation, protection, and pre-construction layout strategies, foundation layout, form construction, concrete preparation, concrete types, concrete placement, and concrete finishes.
WTC 145: Framing Systems: Floor to Ceiling
Develops skills in structural framing systems including building physics, framing layout, alternative and traditional framing techniques and energy efficiency strategies. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
WTC 146: Roof Systems: Framing to Installation
Develops skills in roof systems including framing styles, roofing techniques, flashing, ventilation, roofing materials and installation strategies and techniques. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
WTC 147: Stair: Rough Framing to Finished Stairwell
Develops skills in stair systems, including interior and exterior framing styles, layout techniques, and design strategies and techniques. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for constructing durable stairways in residential and light commercial buildings.
WTC 148: Exterior Finishes
Develops skills in building exterior systems including building enclosure design, siding installation techniques, installing insulation, window types and installation, flashing techniques and strategies, and trim design and installation techniques. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
WTC 149: Interior Finishes
Teaches basic knowledge and skills for applying exterior and interior carpentry finishes. Topics cover enclosure systems, siding, insulation, windows, drywall, trim work, and the selection and use of construction products and materials.
ENGL 105: Applied Composition
Covers skills and strategies needed to meet writing demands in college and on the job.
MATH 110: Applied Math for Trades
Emphasis on applications of mathematics to vocational and technical courses.
WTC 203: Introduction to Vectorworks
Introduction to 2D and 3D computer aided drafting and design (CADD) using the cross-platform program Vectorworks.
PSYC 240: Behavioral Psychology
Covers dynamics of organizations and human resources in the workplace: motivational theory, leadership, group processes, organizational theory, participatory management, conflict management and counseling. Primarily for professional-technical students.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
Contact the Wood Technology Center for more information about registering for classes.