Carpentry - Finishing Skills

A female carpentry student in a blue hardhat saws a piece of lumber in front of a construction site.

Carpentry - Finishing Skills

Subject Area: STEM, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 13.5

Location: Calmar, Peosta

Entry: Spring

Contact email:,


This certificate emphasizes techniques involved in the building of residential and light commercial structures in terms of finish work. Students complete hands-on competency-based training in interior finish work and installation at a student building project.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
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:396 Construction Lab III 7.5
Employment Information

See Carpentry.

Additional Information

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.


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

Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240

Brian Ondrashek
Carpentry Instructor, Calmar
800.728.2256, ext. 480

Terry Burds
Carpentry Instructor, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext. 238