A shortage of qualified workers in construction carpentry and framing has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Carpentry Diploma track is designed for those seeking entry level employment as construction contractors, carpenters, and building framers. The Carpentry Diploma (including the integrated Carpentry Career Studies Certificate) provides building and construction training based on the current Virginia adoption of the International Building Code (IRC). In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure and OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training.
- Contractor (Home Improvement Contractor HIC)
- Entry Level Carpenter
- Entry Level Building Framer
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Construction Technology Diploma Program requires competency in English ENF 1 and Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required ENF or MTE units or equivalent.
The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.
Students may only earn ONE Construction Technology Diploma. Completion of additional coursework in multiple Construction Technology tracks MAY lead to the awarding of Career Studies Certificates in the other tracks if appropriate. Consult with your faculty advisor if you wish to earn multiple awards.