Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022 
    Dec 08, 2021  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022

Carpentry Diploma

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Diploma:  Construction Technology Diploma, Carpentry Track

Length:  Four 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: 16

Suggested Credits for Semester: 18

Suggested Credits for Semester: 14

Suggested Credits for Semester: 12

Total Minimum Credits Required for this Degree: 60

*Diploma completion will count for two years toward licensure.

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