Carpentry - Foundation Skills

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

Carpentry - Foundation Skills

Subject Area: STEM, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 10.5

Location: Calmar, Peosta

Entry: Summer

Contact email: ondrashekb@nicc.edu, burdst@nicc.edu

Description

This certificate is designed to provide competency-based instruction concerning the use of tools, materials and practices used in the building trades. Students apply this knowledge to concrete form construction, footing and foundation, framing, laying out joists, subflooring, wall studs, windows, doors, rafters and related cuts for 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
CourseTitleCredits
CON:111 Basic Drafting 2.0
CON:113 Construction Print Reading 2.0
CON:397 Construction I 2.0
CON:398 Construction Lab I 4.5

 

Employment Information

With an annual income range of $24,897 - $58,926 and a projected growth of 25.6%, the career outlook for Carpentry - Foundation Skills graduates is outstanding.

Salary Source: Institutional Effectiveness; Salary range represents 10th-90th percentile earnings for related occupations in the NICC district.

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.

Facilities

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

Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
gravesl@nicc.edu

Brian Ondrashek
Carpentry Instructor, Calmar
800.728.2256, ext. 480
ondrashekb@nicc.edu

Terry Burds
Carpentry Instructor, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext. 238
burdst@nicc.edu