9 Months – Total Clock Hours:  900

2022-2023 Tuitions Fees: $8,050

Admission Requirements

Application Fee, Application for Admission, Enrollment Agreement, High School Diploma or GED, Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance.

Program Overview

The carpentry program curriculum includes course content that covers shop and occupational safety, careers as a   carpenter/ cabinetmaker, the use of portable hand tools, stationary power woodworking machines, fasteners and lumber, blueprint reading and building codes, building, and installing foundation forms, layout cutting and installing framing for floor and sill, wall and partition, ceiling, and roof, roofing materials, and application of exterior wall coverings and trim.  This program includes 30 hours of general construction outreach training in accordance with guidelines provided by the OSHA Training Institute. OSHA Certification review is included in the coursework. Students also have the opportunity to earn industry recognized certification(s), which qualify them for a variety of apprenticeships or entry-level employment.

Maximum # of Students Per Class:  15

Program starts in September. Please check with CPI Admissions and review the Program Enrollment Agreement for specific start dates.

Entry-Level Career Opportunities:

  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Furniture and Cabinet Maker
  • Construction Code Inspector                                                                                 

Courses In This Program Include:

Course Descriptions

CAF-102 – Interior Finish, Footings, and Foundations for Residential Construction
Interior Finish, Footings, and Foundations for Residential Construction includes information of occupational safety including OSHA training and how to safely maintain and use hand and power tools associated with the construction industry. Students are taught the skills necessary for layout and installation of interior finishes including drywall, ceilings, doors, trim, baseboards/molding, sub-flooring, and insulation. This course includes the knowledge and skills required to successfully prepare footings and foundations, with a focus on footer type, laying out and constructing footers, foundations, and concrete slabs with reinforcement bars. Students review how to estimate the cost and product needed for bricks, blocks, concrete, exterior and interior walls, floors, roofs, and siding for residential construction. (102 Lecture Hours – 198 Lab Hours)

CAR-164 – Site Layout, Framing, Flooring, and Finishes
In Site Layout, Framing, Flooring, and Finishes, students are taught how to interpret blueprints for all aspects of the residential construction process, which includes a thorough understanding of ADA regulations and building codes. Site preparation and layout are included in this training component of the program. Students review all aspects of wall and roof framing in this course, including door and window openings, headers, sheathing, use and installation of various types of rafters, and the installation of roof openings, paper, materials, and caps. Students are taught advanced skills related to floor construction, with a focus on sill plates, installation of various floor covering, openings, and bridging. Finally, this course provides students with the opportunity to learn about exterior finishes, including house wrap, exterior doors, windows, siding, soffits/fascia, gutters/downspouts, and exterior stair systems.
(96 Lecture Hours – 204 Lab Hours)

CRT-202 – Advanced Construction Theory and Practice
Advanced Construction Theory and Practice includes advanced knowledge and skills related to the layout and installation of all interior and exterior finishes, including walls, stairs, and flooring. Cabinet making is included as part of this course. Students will complete additional OSHA training during this section of the course to further hone their safety knowledge and skills before entering the workforce. Industry-recognized credentials are completed during these 300 hours. As part of this course, students spend much of their time completing lab projects that demonstrate their advanced knowledge and skills associated with the residential construction industry. Information regarding carpentry careers, work ethic, employability, and job-seeking skills is included in this course. Students have the opportunity to meet with potential employers during this component of the course. (66 Lecture Hours – 234 Lab Hours)

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