Advanced Carpentry

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 66
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Ridgewater�s Carpentry program has the perfect blend of classroom, lab, and construction site experiences - culminating in the building of one or two houses each year. During the first year, students are involved in a variety of hands-on lab activities including framing, rafter systems, stair construction, exterior and interior finish, cabinetry, concrete work and remodeling. The classroom focuses on everything from carpentry principles to green construction methods. In the second year, students get hands-on construction experience from footings to the ridge cap. They learn advanced techniques and practice construction management skills and what it takes to run a job. Second-year students also work on job scheduling, building and site layout, material organization, building energy code, and advanced estimating.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Willmar 56201

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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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529