Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

Carpentry Technology-Residential and Light Commercial, AAS

90-111 Credits

This degree program prepares individuals to become successfully employed in the field of construction. Students can also apply these skills to a variety of jobs within the residential construction field. Students can choose to earn a variety of certificates related to residential carpentry, or can earn an AAS in Residential and Light Commercial Carpentry. After completion of the certificates or the degree, students can readily find employment as a carpenter helper for either general or specialty contractors. Generally after a period of time, most students find themselves in jobs such as: lead carpenters, general contractors, specialty contractors, supervisors, vendor representatives, designers, retail sales specialists, building inspectors, or in other construction-related employment such as construction management.

Students whose primary language is not English must have successfully completed ELL Level 3 prior to enrolling in the Carpentry Technology Program.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Enough employable carpentry skills that they could be employed as a carpenter helper or be accepted into the union apprenticeship program.

Contact: Glen Martin, ext. 4208 - gmartin@greenriver.edu

Program Website: Carpentry Technology | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/carpentry-technology/

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Correctly and safely use all basic hand and power tools related to carpentry. 
  2. Correctly and efficiently form and pour a typical foundation for a basic home
  3. Correctly and efficiently frame the wooden structure for a basic single story home.
  4. Correctly and efficiently install all basic interior trim components for a basic home.
  5. Correctly read and interpret basic architectural residential prints
  6. Correctly and efficiently calculate, layout and install basic stairs and components.
  7. Correctly and efficiently calculate, install and sheath a typical stick framed roof structures.
  8. Correctly build a basic kitchen base cabinet to within 1/32” of all given dimensions
  9. Correctly and efficiently form and pour a typical concrete slabs.
  10. Correctly and efficiently estimate materials and supplies to build a basic single story residential home.


Maximum credits required in variable credit courses.


Students must complete a minimum of 7 credits from the following offerings:

Related Instruction Requirements

Satisfies related instruction requirements.

Most related instruction courses have prerequisites. Please work with Carpentry advisor for selecting which courses will meet program requirements and scheduling constraints.

Written Communication

Choose one of the following:


  • Eligible for MATH 070  Entrance exam score of 75-100



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