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Carpentry Area of Concentration, Building Trades Technology Degree

Associate of Applied Science


students framing wood in carpentry class

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer.

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


Suggested Course Sequence: Building Trades Technology, Carpentry Concentration

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

Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester

Fourth Semester

  • 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 †

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103 or elective.

† Select from the following program electives ARCH 103, ARCH 183BLDG 150, BLDG 160, BLDG 182, BLDG 184, BLDG 200 (1-3 credits), BLDG 250, BSAD 101, CMGT 100, CMGT 135, or SPAN 101.



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Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.