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Carpentry Building & Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship

Course Description

Carpentry Building & Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship is a comprehensive course to prepare students for careers in the Residential and Commercial Construction industry or the Southwest Mountain State's Carpenters Guild Apprenticeship Program. This course integrates academic skills with practical application allowing students to explore career options in the Building and Construction industry, while developing a foundation of industry-specific skills and concepts. 


Students will learn:

  • Job site safety
  • Shop math: measuring, marking and cutting
  • Blueprint reading
  • Layout and framing
  • How to use common hand and power tools

Students will complete projects in:

  • Footing and foundations
  • Floor, wall, ceiling and roof framing
  • Installing and finishing drywall
  • Doors and windows
  • Acoustical ceilings
  • Flooring, stairs, and trim

Progress from beginning to advanced techniques that have real world uses in both Residential and Commercial construction industries.

Class Schedule

Enrollment begins Tuesday, July 9

Dates: August 13, 2024 - July 24, 2025

Days: Monday - Thursday; Some Saturdays may be added in second semester for larger scale projects

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Room: 707

Fee: $1,000 (includes all classroom materials and basic safety gear that is for the student to keep)

Prerequisites: None

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Colleen Trubia

805.579.6200 x 1614