Build a solid foundation for a career in carpentry. Our Carpentry Assisting certificate offers hands-on courses where you’ll learn the technical skills and knowledge needed to work in residential carpentry.
As a student in M State's 29-credit Carpentry Assisting program, you'll learn the carpentry trade from the ground up, getting solid experience in all facets of residential construction. The theory and skills you'll learn in the classroom translate to real world applications and prepare you for job opportunities as an entry-level carpenter.
Carpentry Assisting Certificate
The Carpentry program prepares students with the skills and knowledge for a career in residential carpentry. The program coursework provides a mix of technical education, general studies, theory and hands-on learning experiences. The student in this program progresses from basic skills to those required of a carpenter. General areas of study include building codes, blueprint reading and sketching, estimating, site layout, concrete, framing, interior and exterior finish, cabinet making and installation, and decks. The Carpentry certificate program provides graduates with skills required of a carpenter in both rural and urban construction settings.
Construction Carpenter regional wage
Demand for Carpentry program graduates is high in the Fargo-Moorhead area and throughout North Dakota. Graduates typically find employment as construction carpenters, concrete workers, framers, drywall installers, cabinet makers, finishers, union laborers, and carpenter apprentices.
Description: Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.
For more information visit Career Coach.The wage & employment data displayed on this page is taken from Carpenters (SOC 47-2031).
All career data is set to your current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead
3,150 Employed in your area
115 Estimated annual job openings
467 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Construction Carpenters in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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* Based on county-level occupational demographics
Last modified: June 17th, 2015 at 01:17pm