Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 32
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares students for careers as carpenters in residential and commercial construction, factories, cabinet shops, and building maintenance fields. The primary activity of the program is the building of a house. Much of the program instruction is spent in the lab working on mock-ups or at the house job site. Instruction also includes courses in theory and shop practice in the proper uses of hand and power tools and machines, building footings and foundations, site layout, rough framing, exterior and interior finishing, blueprint reading, and cost estimating.

Program Locations

  • Rochester Community and Technical College 55904

Labor Market Information

  • Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
  • Median wage:$33.04/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Carpenters
  • Median wage:$21.74/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. S.E. Rochester, MN 55904 Toll-Free: (800) 247-1296 Local: (507) 285-7265 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: getinfo@rctc.roch.edu