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Carpentry Occupations

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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This program allows students to understand and explore the many facets of work encompassed by the carpentry profession. Beginning with safety and an understanding of materials and tools, the students learn the development of plans from site and layout work through the construction of footings, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, ceilings, and finish work. The complex world of construction operations and scheduling is examined in detail through the various courses of study. This degree is designed to help students prepare for a career in the building trades as a carpenter. This profession is in high demand and pays well.

Program Details


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Perform work assignments with optimum safety procedures and demonstrate safe work practices that reflect OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory agencies. 
  • Demonstrate the construction knowledge that enables the carpenter to construct the framework of various buildings. 
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to construct the building envelope of various structures. 
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to construct building foundations and site work involved in construction. 
  • Demonstrate the skills needed in finish carpentry work.

Students completing this degree must also complete curriculum requirements aligned with General Education Student Learning Outcomes.


Peter Donnelly

Peter Donnelly

Professor Construction Occupations

Contact Us

Peter Donnelly

Professor Construction Occupations

Phone  |  618-545-3407

Location  |  Centralia

Office  |  Crisp Technology Center, CRP 112B


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

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Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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