Carpentry Training Diploma

Centura College | Carpentry
  • Program Length: 12 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Campus Options:

Norfolk, VA

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Campus Options:

Norfolk, VA

  • Program Length: 12 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Download:

Centura Viewbook

Apply Now:

Online Application

About our Carpentry Training Diploma

The Carpentry program provides students with the technical skills to build, install and/or repair residential, commercial, and industrial structures such as floors, walls, roofing, windows, and doors as well as interior and exterior building structures.  Students who graduate from this program will have learned how to construct, repair and install building framework and structures made from wood and other building materials. Areas of study include construction drawings, framing, floor systems, roofing, ceilings, moisture protection, rigging practices, drywall, cabinetry, concrete forms, interior and exterior finishes, site preparation, and crew leadership. Additionally, students will learn mathematical calculations necessary to plan and build structures, and soft skills to include communication skills, team work and professionalism.

Students will learn how to safely use the tools of the trade to assist with cutting and shaping wood, plastic, fiberglass or drywall.  Some of these commonly used hand tools include levels, chisels and squares as well as an assortment of power tools such as circular saws, nail guns, sanders and various welding machines. Hands-on, and troubleshooting applications in a classroom and lab setting are also presented to include various angle cuts, assembling and aligning walls, building roof systems, blueprint reading, and the safe usage of various hand and power tools needed for this trade.

Students will have the opportunity to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification, the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Levels I, II, III, IV and CPR/Basic Life Support.

About Our Carpentry Diploma

Our Carpentry diploma program is designed to provide you with the technical skills to be a professional carpenter – building and installing interior and exterior structures and materials. We review training for residential, commercial, and industrial angles, including floors, walls, roofing, windows, doors, and more. You’ll learn how to cut and shape wood, and also plastic, fiberglass, and drywall, depending on which material works best for the job. Our program teaches you plan and perform carpentry with safety in mind.

What Carpenters Do

Carpenters need to know how to do the math calculations necessary to plan structures and estimate materials. They have to be able to read blueprints and set up sites so that they are able to meet safety conditions. At Centura College, we’ll teach you about:

  • Constructing, repairing, and installing building framework
  • Reading construction drawings
  • Planning, estimating, and installing floor, wall, and roofing systems
  • Handling, placing, and finishing concrete
  • Understanding the methods for performing level, angular, and distance measurements
  • Estimating and installing various types of exterior finishes

Carpentry Courses

Some of the courses you’ll take during your carpentry diploma program include:

  • Introduction to Construction Carpentry
  • Introduction to Framing
  • Framing and Finishing
  • Introductory Craft Skills
  • Advanced Carpentry

At Centura, we prioritize our students learning hands-on with the tools they could use out in the field. You’ll get to use levels, chisels, squares, circular saws, nail guns, sanders, and welding machines in classroom and lab settings that will give you the feel of what a real-life work site will be like. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete certifications, like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification; the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Levels I, II, III, and IV; and CPR/Basic Life Support.

Career Outlook for Carpenters

Our Carpentry diploma prepares you to seek out employment in different capacities, including:

  • Self-employed carpentry work
  • Residential construction
  • Nonresidential building construction
  • Building finishing contract work
  • Foundation, structure, and building exterior contract work

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