Carpentry Schools in Phoenix, AZ

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A report published by the Associated General Contractors of America outlined the ongoing shortage of skilled laborers such as carpenters, electricians, painters, and plumbers. The upsurge in construction projects has been overshadowed by the labor shortage, which results and delays in completion and even closure for many contractors. The state of the industry shows that there is no shortage of jobs for persons trained in any one of these skilled trades.

Carpentry programs employ a hands-on approach to teaching. The exchange of knowledge from an expert to the intern is the best way to master the craft. Entry-level training will include the use of tools and equipment, framing, reading blueprint, construction calculations, safety practices, and much more. Carpentry training is available through community colleges, vocational schools, and apprenticeship programs.

GateWay Community College

The Associate in Applied Science in Construction Trades: Carpentry provides students with a well-round education to the journeyman carpenter to assume a supervisory or management position in construction. Students will learn how to interpret trade terms, demonstrate safe work practices, identify hazard placards, labels, symbols for the industry, apply appropriate tool/equipment, framing components, and material types to complete wall or roof construction, apply formulas and calculate estimates, interpret drawings and identify terms and proper construction methods, and identify types, sizes, materials, and hardware for wall cabinets, and much more. Students must obtain a grade C or better on all courses within the program to graduate. The graduate will be eligible to apply for Journeyman status through the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Apprenticeship Services Division.

Program overview:
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Carpentry
Duration: 24 months
Credit hours: 60-78

Prerequisites:

  • Submit a completed application for admission to Gateway
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide a copy of state or government issued photo ID
  • Must follow the registered apprenticeship program: Southwest Carpenters Training Fund

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $5,744. The cost does not include books, supplies, and other fees. The cost is based on the tuition rates for in-county

Website: https://www.gatewaycc.edu/carpentry
Address: 108 N. 40th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 286-8000

Rio Salado College – Downtown

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Workforce Development: Carpentry Level I offered at Rio Salado College is available through the Workforce Development Department. It is designed to give incarcerated persons the opportunity to learn introductory carpentry to prepare for entry-level employment. Instructors will emphasize basic carpentry skills, hand and power tools, construction calculations, and blueprints on the construction of walls systems, roof systems, and floor systems. Incarcerated students will have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience through an internship where they will construct products for the government, the construction industry, and the community. Course modules include Carpentry Fundamentals, Floor and Walls Systems, Basic Safety, Introduction to Hand and Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Roof Systems, Rigging and Safety Equipment, Technical Mathematics, and Construction Internship. Must earn a grade C to graduate from the program.

Program overview:
Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Workforce Development: Carpentry Level I
Duration: 1 semester
Credit hours: 14

Prerequisites:

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  • Obtain permission of Department for admission to the Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry program
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide a copy of state or government issued photo ID

Program cost:
The program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Website: https://www.maricopa.edu/degrees-certificates/applied-technology/workforce-development-carpentry-level-i-5584n-ccl
Address: 619 N. 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 480-377-4050

South Mountain Community College

The Carpentry Level One and Two prepares students fast entry-level employment in the construction sector. Students will acquire skills to dive into Carpentry and Framing. Areas of study include Power Tool Basics, Steel Framing and Concrete Forms, Flooring and Roofing, Calculations and Blueprint Reading. Other topics include Interior Finishes, Roofing and Envelopes, and Wall Systems. Students will learn in the classroom and mostly in the dedicated Construction Trades Student building on campus. The content is delivered in hybrid format without some outside classroom experience. Graduates are guaranteed job interviews with local industry partners.

Program overview:
Certificate Level One and Two: Carpentry/Framing
Duration: 1 semester
Credit hours: 14

Prerequisites:

  • Apply for admission to South Mountain Community College
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide a copy of state or government issued photo ID

Program cost:
Tuition costs $85 per credit for in-county residents. Books and supplies are additional.

Website: https://www.southmountaincc.edu/academics/construction-trades
Address: 7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone: 602.243.8000

Mesa Community College

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Carpentry, Commercial and Residential provides adults with knowledge, safety and skills to assume entry-level employment in the carpentry construction trade. Students will acquire common skills such as the use of tools, construction codes, and reading blueprints. The unique program provides additional training in commercial and specialty carpentry and will cover topics like steel framing, interior finishing, conventional roofing, and concrete forms. Students must earn a grade C or better to graduate from the program. Graduates will have the expertise to practice OSHA standards, interpret construction plans, demonstrate efficient and quality work, demonstrate professionalism with leadership, conduct and ethics. They will qualify for employment as carpentry technicians in residential and commercial settings.

Program overview:
Construction Trades: Carpentry, Commercial and Residential (CER)
Duration: 2 semesters
Credit hours: 27

Prerequisites:

  • Apply for admission to Mesa Community College
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide a copy of state or government issued photo ID

Program cost:
Tuition costs $85 per credit for in-county residents. Books and supplies are additional.

Website: https://www.mesacc.edu/programs/map/construction-trades-carpentry-commercial-and-residential-ccl
Address: 1833 West Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone: 480-461-7000

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