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Learn to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, blueprint reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTCPT/CPT1

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Employment as an entry-level carpenter, woodworker, window and door installer, trim installer in the building construction trades industry.

Academic options: Continue your studies by taking classes in the Building and Construction associate's degree program.

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Program Requirements 2019-2020


Required Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

 Course # Course Title Credits
BCT 101 
  or BCT 102
Principles of Construction
  Building Materials
BCT 105*        Professionalism in Service, Construction Math, Basic Rigging 3
BCT 107* Basic Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Blueprint Reading 3
BCT 120 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3
BCT 123 Concrete/Masonry 3
BCT 145 Carpentry I 4
BCT 146 Woodworking I 3
BCT 147 Woodworking II 3
Subtotal 25

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
GTW 101 Writing for Trades and Technical Occupations 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 8
Total 33

* BCT 100, 112 and 115 substitute for BCT 105.  BCT 111, 113 and 114 substitute for BCT 107