Build a Strong Foundation in Carpentry

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

After you complete the carpentry program, you can continue your education with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Construction Management.

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Paying for your degree may be easier than you think with our financial aid and scholarships. Students in this program, full or part-time, may be eligible to have half of their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant!

Graduates of the Carpentry program will be able to:

  • Prepare estimates for construction projects.
  • Analyze and interpret architectural plans and specifications.
  • Observe safety rules and regulations.
  • Use hand tools, portable power tools, and equipment correctly and safely.
  • Apply measurement systems in the planning and layout processes used in the construction industry.
  • Understand the opportunities, training, and educational requirements available in carpentry and construction technology.
  • Identify the names, properties, and appropriate use of materials and supplies used in carpentry.
  • Use the procedures, techniques, and processes involved in carpentry.
  • Analyze and solve problems related to the Carpentry and Construction Industry.

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Mission Statement

Practicing carpentry skills constantly so that we can continually improve, for our future.


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