Construction Science (Carpentry) 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, Construction Science (Carpentry)||62 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Construction Science (Carpentry)||36 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Carpentry Introduction (Carpentry)||18 Credit Hours|
WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440
Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
WATC’s City Center 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.