General Building Trades Technology

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.

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Program Outcomes

Students will communicate effectively in the technical language of the Carpentry/Construction
Trades, including written, verbal, and mathematical computation skills.
Students will communicate effectively in the technical language of the Carpentry/Construction
Trades, including written, verbal, and mathematical computation skills.
“Students will analyze building components and blue prints in order to determine the proper execution
of construction or repair”
Student will focus on health and safety issues that impact the worker, homeowner, and the environment.

Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills about the experiences of Dakota people.

Course Requirements

Degree: Certificate

Credit Hours Required: 31

    Required Professional Courses 21 Credits

    CA 105 Practical Carpentry I (Lab) – 3 Credits


    CA 114 Floor & Wall Framing and Stairway Const. Lab – 3 Credits


    CA 117 General Building Trades Technology – 3 Credits


    CA 201 Practical Carpentry II (Lab) – 3 Credits


    CA 202 Residential Drafting – 3 Credits


    CA 220 Interior Finishing, Drywall, Tape & Texture – 3 Credits


    TR 110 Fundamentals of Plumbing and Electrical – 3 Credits


    General Education Requirements 10 Credits
    CA 103 OSHA Training – 2 Credits


    DKT 120 Introduction to Dakota Studies DKT 130 Dakota History or
    DKT 140 Dakota Culture – 3 Credits


    MATH 102 Construction Trades Mathematics – 3 Credits


    GEN 270 Capstone Course – 2 Credit


    HYPER 160 First Aid & CPR – 2 Credits


    Degree Requirements 31 Credits
    Required Technical Courses – 21 Credits


    General Education Requirements – 10 Credits


Tuition & Fees

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.

Cost to complete the program within normal time (based on 15 credits per semester for 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

Faculty Staff

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Jason Hannasch

General Building Trades Technology Instructor
jhannasch@swcollege.edu (605) 698-3966 Ext.1252

Course Catalog

The course catalog provides course schedule and detailed descriptions.
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