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Course Overview

The Carpentry Course will allow you to become a certified individual in the Construction Industry with a focus on Carpentry. It will start with a prerequisite class that teaches the basics for the construction trade followed by an introduction to carpentry then finish with a carpentry and framing class. With the guidance of our industry professionals, students will take a test at the end of each class to become certified by the National Center for Construction Educations and Research (NCCER), which is recognized nationally in the United States.


Basic Safety • Introduction to Construction Math • Introduction to Hand Tools • Introduction to Power Tools • Introduction to Construction Drawings • Basic Rigging • Basic Communication Skills • Basic Employability Skills • Introduction to Materials Handling

     Contact Hours: 85 Hours

Carpentry Level 1:

Orientation to the Trade • Building Materials, Fasteners & Adhesives • Hand & Power Tools • Introduction to Construction Drawing, Specifications & Layouts • Floor Systems • Wall Systems • Ceiling Joist & Roof Framing • Basic Stair Layout • Introduction to Building Envelope Systems

     Contact Hours: 162.5 Hours

Carpentry Level 2:

Commercial Drawings • Roofing Applications • Thermal & Moisture Protection • Exterior Finishing • Cold-Formed Steel Framing • Drywall Installation • Drywall Finishing • Doors & Door Hardware • Suspended Ceilings • Window, Door, Floor & Ceiling Trim • Cabinet Installation

     Contact Hours: 210 Hours

Carpentry Level 3:

Properties of Concrete • Rigging Equipment • Rigging Practices • Trenching & Excavating • Reinforcing Concrete • Foundations & Slabs-On-Grade • Vertical Formwork • Handling & Placing Concrete • Tilt-Up Wall Panels

     Contact Hours: 160 Hours

Carpentry Level 4:

Site Layout One (Differential Leveling) • Site Layout Two (Angular & Distance Measurement) • Advance Roof Systems • Advanced Wall Systems • Introduction to Oxyfuel Cutting & Arc Welding • Site Preparation • Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

     Contact Hours: 182.5 Hours

Northern Marianas Technical Institute