Finish Carpentry - Certificate Program

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The Certificate in Finish Carpentry is a 12 month certificate program designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in residential and commercial construction. Finish Carpentry is suited for those who enjoy working in a variety of environments and working with their hands. Pride in good workmanship and safe, dependable work habits are also important factors for success in this field. Students receive instruction in the methods and principles of Finish Carpentry related specialty trades such as cabinet making and stair building. The program also focuses on carpentry involving basic carpentry processes and safety on the work site.
Relevant theory and skills in solving basic mathematical problems, blueprint reading, and the safe use of hand tools, power tools, and other equipment and materials of the trade will be addressed. Students will have the opportunity to participate in service and experiential learning activities both on and off campus related to construction trades.

Program Outcomes:

• Students will demonstrate workplace safety.
• Students will use basic construction practices to build various projects.
• Students will demonstrate the stages of preliminary project planning.
• Students will identify the common materials utilized in woodworking. (Different woods and hardware)

Program Characteristics

The Certificate in Finish Carpentry takes approximately one year to complete. The Finish Carpentry program is certified through the North Dakota Department of Vocational Education and is funded under the Native American Career and Technical Education Program by the United State Department of Education. Students are required to take a limited amount of essential studies requirements to broaden their learning experience.

Faculty

The Finish Carpentry faculty are professionals who have been employed in private and public sectors of education and business. They continue to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for lifelong learning.

Louis Garcia

Louis Garcia
701-766-1372
louis.garcia@littlehoop.edu

 

First Year Fall

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
BCT105 Basic Safety and Tools FA
3
BCT116 Plan Reading and Drafting FA
4
BCT120 Beginning Woodworking FA
4
CSCI110 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
HPER 210 First Aid/CPR  
1
  TOTAL  
16

 

First Year Spring

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
BCT112 Basic Estimating SP
3
BCT123 Finish Trim FA
4
DS110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL105 Technical Communications FA,SP
3
  TOTAL  
16
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation    

 

First Year Summer

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
BCT122 Furniture Making and Design SU
4
BCT124 Staining and Finishing SU
4
BCT121 Cabinet Making SU
4
  TOTAL  
12

 

Certificate Program Total Credits.....44

Finish Carpentry Course Descriptions