This course presents the varieties, identification, characteristics and uses of wood in the construction industry. Material measurement is introduced. Common fasteners, nails, screws and staples and their appropriate use are examined. Principles of construction safety are discussed and safe operation of power tools is demonstrated.
Building Trades – Carpentry
Gain the tools you need for a successful career as a carpenter. Gateway’s Building Trades – Carpentry technical diploma program in Kenosha, WI prepares you to enter the construction or carpentry industry in as little as one year by equipping you with skills such as blueprint reading, framing techniques, trim and foundation work and much more. Graduate career-ready and build a rewarding career constructing homes and businesses for your community.
- Work hands-on with the latest power tools and equipment in Gateway’s state-of-the-art construction lab. Gain practical experience building walls, framing doorways and installing drywall.
- Gain valuable skills to impress your future employer that go beyond physical abilities, such as blueprint reading, surveying, estimating and math for construction.
- Graduate prepared to work on a wide range of residential and commercial building projects. Your career options include carpenter, junior expeditor or construction worker.
- Earn great wages in a growing industry. Rough carpenters, framers, and carpenters can earn as much as $49,587 annually according to EMSI. Begin a rewarding career doing the work you love!
Tuition & Fees: $5,672
Books & Supplies: $2,136
Fall, Spring, Summer
Building Trades – Carpentry Career Pathway
Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.