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Carpentry - Floor and Framing Skills

Campus Location:

Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Fall

Award: Certificate


This certificate offers hands-on training in floor systems and framing for the construction of residential and small commercial-type structures. Students learn floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, roofing, siding and exterior millwork on a student building project.

Carpentry - Floor and Framing Skills

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACT Compass® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACCUPLACER® 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.

Carpentry - Floor and Framing Skills

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 13.5

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
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

Carpentry - Floor and Framing Skills

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

  • $22,840 - $36,113 - Region 1: Carpenters
  • $26,430 - $33,379 - Region 1: Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
  • $22,881 - $31,150 - Region 1: Construction Laborers
  • $23,083 - $30,772 - Statewide: Roofers
  • $29,017 - $38,814 - Statewide: Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
  • $43,572 - $68,663 - Statewide: Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
  • $35,454 - $52,368 - Statewide: Cost Estimators
  • $45,805 - $69,359 - Statewide: Construction Managers

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Carpentry - Floor and Framing Skills

Additional Information:

The Calmar carpentry program is recognized by the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research). In addition, all 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