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Construction Carpenter - Diploma

Offered at: Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Hazard Community and Technical College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Maysville Community and Technical College, Somerset Community College, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Program Plan Number: 4602014019

Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Area 1
Select one of the following three options:3
Written Communication
Oral Communications
Area 2
Select one of the following three options:3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 1
Natural Sciences
Quantitative Reasoning
Technical Requirements
Digital Literacy course or demonstrated competency 20-3
BRX 220Blueprint Reading for Construction3
CAR 126Intro to Construction3
CAR 127Intro to Construction - Lab1
CAR 140Surveying & Foundations3
CAR 141Surveying & Foundations-Lab2
CAR 190Light Frame Construction I3
CAR 191Light Frame Const. I-Lab2
CAR 196Light Frame Construction II3
CAR 197Light Frame Const. II-Lab2
CAR 200Light Frame Construction III3
CAR 201Light Frame Const. III-Lab2
CAR 298Practicum in Construction2-4
or CAR 299 Co-op in Construction
ISX 100Industrial Safety3
Technical Electives10
Total Credits48-53

WPP 200 Workplace Principles (3 credit hours) or EFM 100 Personal Financial Management (3 credit hours) may be taken for 3 credit hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences to meet the Diploma General Education requirements.


Digital Literacy must be demonstrated either by competency exam or by completing a digital literacy course.

Technical Electives

(This list is not all inclusive. Other courses [technical or general education] may be taken as approved by Carpentry instructor.)

Course Title Credits
BRX 120Basic Blueprint Reading3
CAR 150Concrete Formwork3
CAR 151Concrete Formwork-Lab2
CAR 198Special Topics in Carpentry1-6
CAR 240Light Frame Construction IV3
CAR 241Light Frame Const. IV-Lab2