Carpentry Level I

About this Major

These courses instruct students on the broader subject of carpentry and guide students toward a career in construction. Students learn safety, building materials and reinforcing materials, wall framing, and how to read plans and elevations. Students may choose between an overall Construction Core course or three separate courses that relate to this subject.

Carpentry and cabinet making involves detailed work with the hands and eyes. Professionals work according to specific deadlines and must be able to manage projects and tasks and work both independently and as part of a team to complete projects as planned. For success in this career, you should have problem solving skills and attention to detail.


  • NCCER Core Curricula Certification
  • OSHA 10 Hour Card

*One certification paid by Francis Tuttle. Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students



Total Hours Required



  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance


Two sessions: Monday — Friday 

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both.


  • Introduction to Carpentry Skills 140 hours
  • Introduction to Carpentry Core 130 hours
  • Carpentry 190 hours
  • Related Carpentry Skills 140 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • NCCER Core Curricula Certification
  • OSHA 10 Hour Card

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • N/A

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$12.50 - $15

per hour

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Commercial/residential construction sites, remodeling sites, cabinet shops, display fixture shops, millwork shops, lumber/material supply houses

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