Industrial Technology Department

Certificate of Applied Science
Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Carpentry program provides an opportunity for students to learn carpentry skills in a competency-based environment based on national standards from the National Center for Construction Education and Research.  This program is articulated with area schools and provides an opportunity for students attending secondary schools as well as traditional and non-traditional university students to work hand in hand with professionals at the College, construction trades business persons and the NCCER.

Students learn the various steps of becoming a carpenter including safe practices. They complete supporting general education courses as well as take advantage of internship opportunities and hands on projects.  Student earn a national certification after each module and a one-year certificate or a two year associate of applied science degree from The University of Montana.

Length of Program: 2 Semesters or 4 Semesters
Award Upon Graduation: Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree
Entry Times: Fall Semester


Consumer Information on Gainful Employment
Program: Carpentry  
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):   46.0201
CIP Description: Carpentry/Carpenter    
Level of Program: Certificate of Applied Science    
Program Length (months):   9
Program URL:    
Related Occupations:   SOC Code
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Constrtuction Trades and Extraction Workers   47-1011.00
Solar Energy Installation Managers   47-1011.03
Carpenters   47-2031.00
Construction Carpenters   47-2031.01
Rough Carpenters   47-2031.02
Estimated Cost of Completing the Program Montana Residents Non-Residents
Tuition and Required Fees (attending full time in both fall and spring semesters)
Cost for Books and Supplies (estimated annual costs)
Annual Room and Board
Number of completers between July 1 , 2010 and June 30, 2011
Normal time in months to complete program 
Job Placement Rate for program completers
not avail
Job Placement Rate for program completers Students who completed a Federal Perkins Grant Program-approved Certificate in FY2010-2011
What types of jobs? Jobs in or closely-related to the field of study
When were they employed? Students who were employed from October to December of the year they graduated
How were graduates tracked? Student data is submitted to the US Department of Labor who then matches that information with income records from the Internal Revenue Service
What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and accrediting body


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