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Construction Science Program Features

The construction science program prepares students in the basic skills necessary for all occupations in construction. Students begin their study in nine modules, which include: safety; math; materials; hand and power tools; construction drawings; basic rigging; communication; and employability skills. Students then advance to courses which provide hands-on application of technical knowledge and skills. In these courses students will apply all aspects of basic carpentry and will receive instruction in: technical mathematics; framing; construction materials and selection; job estimating; blueprint reading; foundations and roughing-in; finish carpentry techniques; and applicable codes and standards.

Degree and Certificate Options

Associate of Applied Science, Carpentry 62 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Carpentry 36 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Carpentry Introduction 18 Credit Hours
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WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604 • 800.621.7440

Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

WATC’s Grove Campus is a training, assessment and education facility for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Currently, WATC is accredited in Carpentry and HVAC.

Program Integrity – Gainful Employment

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.