The Commercial Carpenter certificate program provides instruction in the field of commercial construction. Topics include site layout, footings,and foundations, concrete forming, site development, steel rigging and reinforcing, and an internship/practicum opportunity.
Carpenters with specialized or all-around skill will have better opportunities forsteady work than carpenters who can perform only a few relatively simple, routine tasks. Job opportunities may also vary by geographic area.Construction activity parallels the movement of people and businesses and reflects differences in local economic conditions. The areas withthe largest population increases will also provide the best opportunities for jobs as carpenters and for apprenticeships for people seeking tobecome carpenters. Employment of carpenters is expected to increase by 13% during the 2008-2018 decade, as fast as the average for alloccupations. Some of the demand for carpenters, however, will be offset by expected productivity gains resulting from the increasing use ofprefabricated components and improved fasteners and tools. Some of the demand will depend on spending by Federal and stategovernments as they attempt to upgrade and repair existing infrastructures, such as highways, bridges, and public buildings.
Minimum Required Age: 16
High School Diploma or GED Required: Yes
Minimum COMPASS Test Scores:
Other conditions for Admission (if any): Candidates must complete the Certified Construction Worker Technical Certificate of Credit or have sufficient in-field experience.