The Carpentry program prepares students to work in residential and commercial construction trades. Students learn safety related topics, blueprint reading, materials estimating, basic and advanced framing, and interior and exterior finishing. Students have a variety of opportunities to practice skills while they work in the shop and on-location home.
Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).
Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.
In-district: $2.50 per hour
Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour
Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.
Courses (600 hours)
Structural Framing (300 hours)
Exterior / Interior Finishing (150 hours)
Cabinet Construction (150 hours)
Estimated time to complete half time: 1 year
Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Carpenter, Construction Carpenter, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter Foreman, Carpentry Foreman, Construction Worker, Foreman, Framer - Approximate pay potential (O*NET source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2031.00):
Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials
✅ National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Carpentry
✅ Frame Carpenter
✅ Cabinetmaker Trainee
✅ OSHA 10
Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.