Commercial Carpenter

About this Major

Advanced carpentry techniques are offered in this course, along with additional courses that contribute to a successful career in construction or construction site work. In addition to classes on drywall installation and site preparation, students learn how to do construction work while keeping the surrounding environment safe and personal job site safety.

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
  • Forklift Safety Certification

*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 of PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both.


  • Introduction to Commercial Carpentry 130 hours
  • Commercial Finish 160 hours
  • Commercial Framing 150 hours
  • Related Commercial Skills 160 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Forklift Safety Certification

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


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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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