The Carpentry, Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the carpentry industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of carpentry theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a carpentry diploma and have the qualifications for an entry - level residential carpenter or entry - level commercial carpenter.
Minimum Program Length: 4 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $6,800
- Must be 16 years of age
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
- Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
This student success course is designed to transition, connect, and acclimate new students to Atlanta Technical College. The course creates an awareness of various campus resources and holistic skill sets necessary to achieve educational and career success. Through the nurturing of academic, personal, social, occupational, and technological talents, students develop the academic and professional skills necessary to be successful in college and the global community.
This course provides instruction in framing materials and estimation, and framing production of floors, walls, and stairs. Emphasis is placed on practical application of skills. Topics include estimation and computation procedures, rough layouts, and installation procedures.
This course covers the introduction to a residential construction project from start to finish. Topics to include preparing to build, tools and equipment, building foundations, wood frame construction, completing the structure, finish carpentry, construction specialties, and materials and fasteners used in the construction industry.
This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of the construction trades. Topics include Basic Safety, Construction Math, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Rigging, Materials Handling, and Job-Site Communication and Work Ethic Skills.
This course discusses finishing and trim techniques for residential floors, fireplaces, stairs, and decks. Emphasis will be placed on identification, estimation and installation of various types of finish materials and coverings. The course also introduces locating and installing cabinets and millwork.