Degree: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 31
The Carpentry Program offers courses that provide students with realistic skills to enter the residential construction industry. These courses are taught in both classroom and lab settings in order to help prepare the student for employment in this field.

Program Outcomes:

A. Demonstrate safety guidelines and the use of proper tool handling.
B. Apply good carpentry skills.
C. Interpret blueprints.
D. Develop time management skills.
E. Produce building projects with confidence and pride.
Required Technical Courses 21
CA 104 Practical Carpentry I (Lab) 3
CA 114 Floor & Wall Framing and Stairway Const. Lab 3
CA 117 General Building Trades Technology 3
CA 220 Interior Finishing, Drywall, Tape & Texture 3
CA Practical Carpentry II (Lab) 3
CA Residential Drafting 3
TR Fundamentals of Plumbing and Electrical 3

General Education Requirements 10
MATH 102 Construction Trades Mathematics 3
DKT Dakota Studies 3
HPER 160 First Aid and CPR 2
CA 103 OSHA Training 1
GEN 270 Capstone Course 1

Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes, can complete the program in one year (2 semesters) if taking 15 credits each semester.
Carpentry Instructor: Jason Hannasch


Cost to complete the program within normal time (15 credits per semester):
(Based on two semesters)

Tuition $ 3,875
Registration Fee 100
Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) 250
Library Usage/Email Account Fee 60
Building Usage Fee 50
Technical Fee 180
Books and Supplies (estimate) 2,000
Graduation Fee 40
Activity Fee 60
Total $6,615*

* SWC does not participate in any type of loan program.

A large laboratory/workshop space is provided for this program which includes tools, especially the large tools, and materials for the laboratory class experience.

Due to the program size SWC does not publish graduation rates in order to protect the privacy of the students.


34 CFR 668.6(b) The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code of the occupations that the program prepares the student to enter along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET web site or its successor site.
o 47-3012 Carpenter Helpers
Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist carpenters are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).
Broad Occupation: 47-3010 Helpers, Construction Trades 
Minor Group: 47-3000 Helpers, Construction Trades 
Major Group: 47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 

O*NET link for Carpenter Helpers:

Transfer Information – 34 CFR 668.43

Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure ( 34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d); 34 CFR 668.43 )

Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit,approve, or license the school and its programs.
Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing. 

Academic and Financial Aid Appeal 2017 34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.42, 34 CFR 668.43

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

Retention Rates 34 CFR 668.41 and Graduation Rates

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