Carpentry Area of Concentration, Building Trades Technology Degree
If you're interested in becoming a carpenter, or if you're a current building and construction professional looking to advance your carpentry skills, our carpentry program will provide the training, skills, and knowledge you need.
You'll receive a comprehensive mixture of academic and practical training in areas of residential building. Coursework is laboratory intensive complemented with additional classroom studies.
Montgomery College is a member of the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium, a network of colleges and registered apprentice programs.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Define and explain the basic principles and techniques of residential construction.
- Apply relevant construction skills in a particular trade area.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer.
- Carpentry Area of Concentration, Building Trades Technology AAS Program Advising Guide (PDF, )
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A suggested course sequence follows.
- All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
- Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
- Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
- All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- BLDG 130 - Introduction to the Building Trades 3 semester hours
- BLDG 133 - Building Trades Blueprint Reading 3 semester hours
- BLDG 140 - Fundamentals of Carpentry 4 semester hours
- English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- Mathematics Foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- BLDG 230 - Building Codes and Standards 3 semester hours
- BLDG 240 - Advanced Framing and Exterior Finishing 4 semester hours
- Program Elective 3 semester hours †
- BLDG 242 - Remodeling and Interior Finishing 4 semester hours
- Arts or Humanities Distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
- General Education Elective 3 semester hours (GEEL)
- Program Elective 6 semester hours †
- Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
- Natural Sciences Distribution with Lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
- General Education Elective3 semester hours (GEEL)
- Program Electives 5 semester hours †
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