Carpentry Fundamentals Microcredential

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Build your construction career with our Carpentry Fundamentals microcredential, designed to provide the essential knowledge and practical expertise required to excel on residential construction sites. From framing to roofing, subflooring to interior finishing, this comprehensive program covers every facet of residential structure construction. Gain hands-on experience and master a wide range of materials and techniques that ensure proficiency in interior and exterior finishes. Our rigorous curriculum emphasizes safety procedures, ensuring that you’re well-prepared and confident in your abilities to thrive in any residential construction environment. Students working in classroom

NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance

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MVCC Microcredentials

Gain these in-demand skills

  • Construction site work
  • Framing techniques
  • Subflooring
  • Flooring
  • Wall construction
  • Roof design and construction
  • Use of construction materials and tools
  • Interior and exterior finishing
  • Window and skylight installation
  • Installation of doors and frames
  • Thermal barriers and sound insulation
  • Stairs
  • Plaster
  • Drywall

Course List

Carpentry 1 CB101 4 cr.

This course introduces description and use of construction materials, tools, safety procedures, and framing techniques for foundations, floors, and walls. Hands-on experience and safety are emphasized.

Carpentry 2 CB102 4 cr.

This course covers the design and construction of residential roofs, including rafters, trusses, hands-on experience and safety procedures are emphasized.

Carpentry 3 CB103 4 cr.

This course covers the finishing of the interior and exterior of a residential structure. Topics include windows and skylights, interior and exterior doors, frames and walls, thermal barriers, and sound insulation, stairs, and plaster, and drywall Hands-on experience and safety procedures are emphasized.



Scott Jackson, Assistant Professor