NCCER Carpentry Fundamentals (CF21)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Embedded in the NCCER Carpentry Program and Stand Alone)

Program Description:

The Carpentry Fundamentals certificate introduces the student to the basic levels of carpentry skills. Topics include introduction to the trade, safety, hand and power tool usage, site layout, structural framing, building envelope systems, and exterior finishes. The program emphasizes a combination of carpentry theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a carpentry fundamentals certificate and have the qualifications of an entry-level framing carpenter.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 60 COMPASS – Writing 32
Reading Comp. 55 Reading 70
Arithmetic 34 Math 26

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits Required for Graduation: 13

Courses 13 credits
COFC 1080

This course introduces

CARP 1000

Introduces the fundamental Carpentry Skills provides the basic carpentry instruction all other carpentry skills build upon. Topics include orientation to the trade, materials and fasteners, hand and power tools, drawings and specifications, building layout, and building foundations.

CARP 1015

Introduces the the layout and construction procedures for floor, wall, and stair systems, including how to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications, and how to identify different types of framing systems, components, and system materials. It also covers how to estimate the amount of materials needed for an assembly and on some common alternative framing systems.

CARP 1020

Structural Framing II completes the ''rough-in'' phase of building a structure. This course includes ceiling and roof framing as well as building envelope systems.

Click to view profile for Michael Roberts
Program Chair

NCCER Carpentry Chair/Instructor

Up one level
Programs of Study