Carpentry

Carpentry

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.

A one-hour program conference is required prior to acceptance to the program. You'll learn more about the program, specific admissions requirements, and have the opportunity to have questions answered by program faculty and staff.

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


Mission Statement

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


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Industrial Technologies
101 Jones Hall
319-398-4983
indtech@kirkwood.edu