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2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 
2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]


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School of Applied Technologies


Program information is available from the School of Applied Technologies Office at (505) 224-3711 or from Academic Advisement and Career Development at (505) 224-4321.

Program Description

The Carpentry Certificate program provides students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and technical skills necessary to gain employment in the construction industry. Students will read and interpret construction blueprints, experience techniques using concrete for foundations, framing of building walls, erecting roofing systems, installing drywall and taping. Students focus on tapping and bedding and wall finishes as well as exterior and interior door hanging, window installation and trim work. The building of a “cottage” from the ground up is a required part of the carpentry curriculum. The application of the International Residential Code is emphasized.

Additional courses are available to enhance this program of study. Please contact the program chair or program director for information.

Special Requirements

Students are required to purchase textbooks, hand tools and personal protective equipment.

Career and Educational Opportunities

In addition to the general carpentry courses, students may take additional coursework including construction management, computer aided drafting, commercial construction theory, cost estimating, construction equipment, methods and general contractor preparation to earn an Associate Degree from Construction Technology. 100 percent of Carpentry graduates obtained employment in 2007-2008.

Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies ) for this program of study are available at

For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On  section.

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