Carpentry

Construction Technology

The Carpentry program offers education and practical experience in basic residential carpentry. Students will receive competency-based instruction in the use of up-to-date carpentry production equipment such as saws, jointers, sanders and routers. Practical experience is provided through construction of a residence each year by the carpentry students. As the carpentry trade is one of the most basic trades in society, employment opportunities for carpenters may be found in communities of all sizes.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 48, 46
Locations: Calmar, Peosta
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

$9,504*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,656*
Program Supplies: $600 - 800

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$22,331 - 74,109

Estimated annual salary range for Construction Technology graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Carpenter
  • Bench Carpenter
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Construction Inspector
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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Calmar

Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
CON:111 Basic Drafting 2.0
CON:113 Construction Print Reading  2.0
CON:388 Basic Construction Skills 1.5
CON:397 Construction I 2.0
CON:398 Construction Lab I 4.5

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
CON:100 Basic Carpentry 1.0
CON:336 Care/Use of Hand/Power Tools 1.0
CON:391 Construction II 3.0
CON:395 Construction Lab II 8.5
MAT:773 Applied Math II 3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
CON:209 Intro to Drywall 1.0
CON:369 Cabinet Installation 1.0
CON:370 Interior Doors and Hardware 1.0
CON:393 Construction III 3.0
CON:394 Construction Lab III 7.5
* Communication Elective 3.0

Peosta

Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
CON:111 Basic Drafting 2.0
CON:113 Construction Print Reading  2.0
CON:388 Basic Construction Skills 1.5
CON:397 Construction I 2.0
CON:398 Construction Lab I 4.5
CON:115 Commercial Print Reading 3

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
CON:391 Construction II 3.0
CON:395 Construction Lab II 8.5
MAT:773 Applied Math II 3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
CON:393 Construction III 3.0
CON:394 Construction Lab III 7.5
* Communication Elective 3.0

During term one, while enrolled in CON:398, students will complete a ten-hour OSHA training course online through Career Safe Online.

Electives

Communication Electives: COM:723, ENG:105, SPC:112

Note: Prior to the completion of Term 1, students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certificate.

The Carpentry programs are recognized by the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research). All Peosta and Calmar Carpentry students will become OSHA certified through Career Safe Online.

Gainful Employment Information

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Facilities

  • Off-campus Building Site (Calmar)
  • Job Site House Project (Peosta, various locations)
Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email: carlsonc@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 168
  • Location: Peosta

Brian Ondrashek
Carpentry Instructor

  • Email: ondrashekb@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.2256, ext. 480
  • Location: Calmar

Brian Ondrashek
Carpentry Instructor

  • Email: ondrashekb@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.2256, ext. 480
  • Location: Calmar

*Approximate cost. Amount reflects the estimated tuition and student fees based on rates at the time of publication. These rates do not include additional expenses (books, tools, supplies, living expenses, licensures, remedial or pre-requisite coursework or partnership tuition and fees, etc.) related to your NICC education. Rates are subject to change.