Construction Technology - Carpentry

$2,000 Scholarship Opportunities

COT carpentry student on building site
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Carpentry AAS program provides graduates with the skills required of a carpenter in a variety of construction settings common in both rural and metropolitan areas. Occupations within the Construction-Carpentry area include jobs that require some or any of these skills:

building codes
blueprint reading and sketching
estimating
site layout
concrete
framing
interior and exterior finish
cabinet making and installation
decks

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

Upon completion of all the requirements, Construction-Carpentry students earn an Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Applied Science degree. Additionally, students will earn a national certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) after eachs of the four levels (see below). The student is then entered into a National Registry as having proven competence at the designated level.

TOOLS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Students in the Construction Technology-Carpentry program are required to buy their own tools to use in the laboratory setting. Tools Lists are available online or through the New Student Services office. City College is not a main vendor for these tools. However, we do invite vendors to our campus at the beginning of each fall and spring semester - to display and sell their tools. We also have vendor lists of businesses that have previously worked with our students. Please note that you can buy any brand of tools.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree, students will be able to:

  • Work with hand and power tools
  • Read plans and elevations
  • Perform site layout tasks
  • Layout and build a structure from plans
  • Work with concrete forms and reinforcing materials
  • Perform simple concrete flatwork tasks
  • Install doors and windows
  • Install and finish drywall
  • Install cabinetry
CAREER CLOSEUP
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Job Outlook and Pay Info

Median Wage (MT)* $29,388
Median Wage (US)* $30,628
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Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010) $31,000
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Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
10.1%
Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2018)
16.7%
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau
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SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Manual dexterity
  • Math and spatial skills
  • Good physical condition
  • Reading and communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Troubleshooting skills
PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION


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