Iowa Western Community College

Construction Technology: Carpentry Certificate

Construction Technology: Carpentry Certificate

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 1 Semester
Award: Certificate


Completed Online: No
Completed in the Evenings: Day
Pathway: Career Path
Career Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

The Construction Technology: Carpentry Certificate program of study prepares students for entry level jobs in the residential construction industry. This certificate program will expose students to carpentry theory, techniques, and building materials. Students receive safety training and complete the 10-hour OSHA and EPA training. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate..

Career Information

Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, rafters, and bridge supports—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.  There is a high demand for carpenters in the nationwide.  

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Identify and demonstrate the use of appropriate tools safely for residential construction.
  • Interpret residential blueprints and plans.
  • Identify various types of interior and exterior finishes in residential construction.
  • Demonstrate how to construct floor, wall, ceiling and stair systems in residential construction.

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $21.90
Entry Level: $12.29
Experienced: $45.36

* Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa