The Carpentry/Cabinetmaking Program is based upon the National Center for Construction, Education, and Research (NCCER) curriculum. The program is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and quality workmanship necessary to become a successful carpenter or cabinetmaker. Students gain hands-on experience in drafting blueprints, designing cabinetry products, framing, roofing and interior/exterior finishing. Students apply those skills to construct project homes on the Beloit and Hays campuses. Upon successful completion of the one-year program, students receive a Carpentry/Cabinetmaking Certificate.
- Sketch diagrams of building projects and manipulate them into working drawings.
- Demonstrate proper use of drafting tools and equipment to produce working drawings.
- Lay out building lines for footings and foundations. Setting batter boards and demonstrate correct use of leveling instruments.
- Construct floor, wall and roof systems. Apply framing square techniques for rafter and stair applications.
- Complete exterior wall and finishes including doors, windows and trim.
- Acquaint self with estimating of building materials and labor costs.
- Establish a working estimate of materials and labor from a working drawing or blueprint.
- Estimate and install wall and ceiling insulation on an existing structure.
- Hang, tape, and finish drywall on walls and ceilings. Complete interior finish process by painting, texturing and installing doors and trim.
- Develop a plan for designing and creating working drawings for cabinetry to complete interior finish process.
- Demonstrate proper and safe use of portable and stationary power tools.
- Exhibit construction methods used in the cabinet industry.
This program offers a seamless transition to Fort Hays State University for the following degrees:Technology Studies with Manufacturing Technology Concentration (B.S.)
Post Graduate Jobs
|Job Title||Annual Salary|
|Project Managers Metal Building Co.||$40,000|
|Residential Framing Crew||$18|
|Laborer Forman and Lead Carpenters||$22|
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|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|CC-106||Introductory Craft Skills||3|
|CC-108||Floors, Walls & Ceiling Framing||4|
|SS-102||Student Success Seminar||1|
|CC-110||Windows, Doors & Stairs||3|
|General Education Course Requirements|
|CIS-100||Computer Applications T▸||3|
|SS-100||General Psychology T▸||3|
T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.
Optional: The Carpentry/Cabinetmaking program can be combined with other construction trade programs (Heavy Equipment Operation or Plumbing Heating and Air-Conditioning) to achieve an Associate of Applied Science degree in Building Construction Technology. *Note additional General Education courses required.