Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2019-2020

Carpentry

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time
Fall

Award
Diploma
1 year (2 terms)

The Carpentry program prepares students to enter the skilled building trades. Students are given a hands-on intensive introduction to the skills used by carpenters. The classroom experience combines lecture and lab activities that cover all aspects of a carpenter’s job.

This program requires OSHA-10 Construction and Adult First Aid with CPR.

Career opportunities: residential carpenter; commercial carpenter; gateway to apprenticeship program.

For gainful employment information, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other information, visit www.kirkwood.edu/gainfulemployment.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

CON-311

Building Construction Systems I

3

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-211

Carpentry Fundamentals I OR

3

CON-190

Construction Lab

 

CON-212

Carpentry Fundamentals II

3

CON-134

Surveying and Site Layout

2

CON-932

Internship

1

MAT-716

Industrial Math II OR

3

 

Approved Math Course

 

 

 

18

Term 2-Spring

CON-142

Carpentry Fundamentals III

3

CON-143

Carpentry Fundamentals IV

3

CON-126

Building Construction Systems II

3

CON-322

Estimating for Construction and Architecture

3

CON-932

Internship

2

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

32

Optional

CON-239

Construction Project

3

Tool requirements: Students in the Carpentry program are required to have a tool set for lab activities. Instructors provide students with a list of minimum requirements. Estimated cost of these tools is $250.

Carpentry students are required to complete hands-on coursework at a job site out of town certain days of the week. Please see the instructor for more information.

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