Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 
    
    Jan 27, 2022  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Technology: Carpentry Track Diploma


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Diploma: Construction Technology, Carpentry Track

Length: Five semesters

Purpose: A shortage of qualified workers in construction carpentry and framing has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Carpentry Diploma track is designed for those seeking entry level employment as construction contractors, carpenters, and building framers. The Carpentry Diploma (including the integrated Carpentry Career Studies Certificate) provides building and construction training based on the current Virginia adoption of the International Building Code (IRC). In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure and OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training.

Occupational Objectives:
Contractor (Home Improvement Contractor HIC)
Entry Level Carpenter
Entry Level Building Framer

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Construction Technology Diploma Program requires competency in English ENF 1 and Math Essentials  MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required ENF or MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

Suggested Credits for Semester: 12


Suggested Credits for Semester: 16


Summer Semester


Suggested Credits for Semester: 3


Third Semester


Suggested Credits for Semester: 15


Fourth Semester


Suggested Credits for Semester: 14


Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum: 60


*Integrated 24 credit Carpentry Career Studies Certificate

**Core Electives: AIR 121 , AIR 122 , BLD 140  , BLD 141 , BLD 142 , ELE 110 , ELE 115 , ELE 127  

NOTE: Students may only earn ONE Construction Technology Diploma. Completion of additional coursework in multiple Construction Technology tracks MAY lead to the awarding of Career Studies Certificates in the other tracks, if appropriate. Consult with your faculty advisor if you wish to earn multiple awards.

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