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Carpentry (CAR)


(Wallace Campus)

Program Description:

The Carpentry program is designed to provide the student with knowledge and skills for employment as a framer or basic carpenter in the residential and/or commercial construction industry. Students will learn about basic hand and power tools and how to use those tools in constructing the basic components of a structure. Students must purchase their own books and tools. Admission is conditional and depends on the student’s ability to perform the essential functions identified for this program. A high school diploma or GED® is not required; however, students are required to have specifically documented ability to benefit.

Career Opportunities:

About 32 percent of all carpenters are self-employed.  Job opportunities should be best for those with the most training and skills. Carpenters can learn their craft through on-the-job training, vocational schools or technical colleges, or formal apprenticeship programs, which often takes 3 to 4 years.

Skills Needed:

Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction, from the building of highways and bridges to the installation of kitchen cabinets.

Expected Earnings/Salary:

Carpenters

CATALOG INFORMATION (Course Requirements) (pdf)

Contact Information

Mr. David Godwin
Cabinetmaking Instructor
E-mail dgodwin@wallace.edu
334-983-3521x2201 - Dothan