Academic Catalog

Carpentry (Residential), Certificate of Proficiency (CPT)

Effective: Fall 2020

This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the occupational specialty of residential carpentry. Students are offered learning experiences in the basics of blueprint reading, design concepts as well as the building, installing and repairing residential structures.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different structural components of residential buildings.
  • Demonstrate basic competencies in preparing and presenting construction drawings and designs.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, building plans and specifications.
  • Demonstrate skills constructing structures and their components parts.
  • Demonstrate technical skills required to install and finish interiors or exteriors.
  • Demonstrate understanding and competencies of energy efficient construction.
  • Apply the knowledge of mathematics to carpentry tasks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety practices.

The College will award a certificate of proficiency to students who complete 30 credits of an approved career program. These credits will not normally include physical education, developmental, basic and/or continuing education courses and will usually consist of 24 credits in the career specialty and six credits in general education. At least 50 percent of the credits must be earned at Delaware County Community College. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
TME 115 Basic Technical Skills 3
TCS 105 Workplace Safety 2
CPT 102 Carpentry Fundamentals 3
CPT 105 Framing and Roofing 3
TCS 100 Construction Blueprint Reading 3
 Hours14
Second Semester
CPT 110 Exterior Finishing 3
CPT 115 Interior Finishing 3
CPT 120 Energy Efficiency 2
OCS 102 International Code Council (Uniform Construction Code) 3
TCC 112 CADD Graphics 3
Select one of the following: 2
Carpentry Internship (2 credits)  
Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices  
Introduction to Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Electrical Fabrication  
Introduction to Welding  
 Hours16
 Total Hours30