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Carpentry Technology-Residential and Light Commercial, AAS

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90-97 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.

Contacts: Robert Bean - rbean@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. Be employed as a carpenter helper or a union carpentry apprenticeship program.
  2. Demonstrate efficiency, safety, and accuracy in the completion of carpentry tasks.
  3. Use all basic hand and power tools related to carpentry.
  4. Form and pour a typical foundation for a basic home.
  5. Frame the wooden structure for a basic single-story home.
  6. Install all basic interior trim components for a home.
  7. Install all basic exterior trim components for a home.
  8. Read and interpret basic architectural residential prints
  9. Calculate, layout and install basic stairs and components.
  10. Calculate, install and sheath typical stick-framed roof structures.
  11. Build a basic kitchen base cabinet to within 1/32” of all given dimensions
  12. Form and pour typical concrete slabs.
  13. Estimate materials and supplies to build a basic single story residential home.

Requirements (79 credits)

Maximum credits required in variable credit courses.


Students must complete a minimum of 5 credits from the following offerings:

Related Instruction Requirements (11-18 credits)

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 (5 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Oral Communications (3-5 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Computation (0-5 credits)


Human Relations (3 credits)


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