Construction Technology: Carpentry Track Diploma

Career and Technical Studies
Degree
Diploma: Construction Technology, Carpentry Track
Length
Five semesters
Purpose

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.

Occupational Objectives
  • 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.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 99 * 0 3 1
BLD 110 3 0 3
BLD 131 * 3 4 5
BLD 215 2 0 2
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 7 12  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 105 2 3 2
BLD 111 2 2 3
BLD 132 * 3 4 5
BLD 200 2 0 2
ENG 100 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 9 15  

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 190 * 0 3 3
or 0 9 3
BLD 198 *
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 0 12 6  

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 101 3 0 3
BLD 133 3 4 5
Elective ** Core Elective 3 0 3
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3 0 3
BLD 199 0 2 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 6 15  

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 39 3 0 3
BLD 134 * 3 4 5
BLD 290
or 0 9 3
BLD 298
MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 13 14