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Wood Technology: Carpentry

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Carpentry program prepares students for employment in residential and light commercial construction trades. Students have the option to earn quarterly short term certificates or the Carpentry Program Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The carpentry one-quarter certificates can build to a full carpentry degree.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) Full Time: 5
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available
102.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $11,837.10
  • NonResident Cost : $13,389.54
  • International Student Cost : $30,510.24

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.


Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Intro to wood construction skills and safety, including safe operation of basic hand and power tools, wood construction terminology and materials.

WTC 110 18.0

Covers specific techniques in residential remodeling including bathrooms and kitchens, stairs, scaffolding design and construction, sheetrock demolition, installation and repair and siding application.

WTC 141 18.0

Focuses on career pathways, craftsmanship, vocabulary, blueprint reading, and jobsite and tool safety. Covers materials, products, tools and best practices for constructing sustainable residential and light commercial construction. Emphasizes developing a strong work ethic, communication skills and collaboration strategies.

WTC 142 4.0

Develops skills in site selection, building layout, surveying, and moisture management. Covers appropriate selection of appropriate materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.

WTC 143 5.0

Develops skills in building foundations including form construction, concrete and cement placement, reinforcement and finishing. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.

WTC 144 9.0

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 145 9.0

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 146 5.0

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 147 4.0

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 148 9.0

Develops skills in building interior systems including drywall installation and finishing, door and trim installation, finish carpentry techniques and strategies. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.

WTC 149 9.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Covers skills and strategies needed to meet writing demands in college and on the job.

ENGL 105 3.0

Emphasizes application of mathematics in professional technical courses. Prereq: Satisfactory score on College's math placement test.

MATH 110 3.0

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.

PSYC 240 3.0

Introduction to drafting and design using the cross-platform program Vectorworks. Offered at the Wood Technology Center. .

WTC 203 3.0