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.
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.
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 cnm.edu/exitcomp.
For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On section.