To meet the training needs of persons interested in becoming a Carpenter, LATTC offers a Carpentry Associate in Science degree and a Carpentry Construction Technologies Associate in Arts degree as well as Certificates of Achievement.
The Associate in Science degree is designed for individuals seeking entry level positions in the field. Students enrolling in this program should be able to commit to full-time student status, which is approximately 24 hours per week. This time commitment is necessary to allow for hands-on training with the laboratory applications used during the course of instruction.
The Associate in Arts degree is an evening-only course of study designed for individuals currently in the field who want to improve their skills or learn new ones. Due to limitations on available evening hours, the utilization of hands-on laboratory application is assumed to be provided at the students’ place of employment.
By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career as a Carpenter in the Construction or Maintenance arena. The construction, installation, and repair of structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials, working from blueprints, layout, measuring, marking, and arranging materials in accordance with local building codes, cutting and shaping wood, plastic, fiberglass, or drywall using hand and power tools, joining materials with nails, screws, staples, or adhesives are just some of the skills that will be mastered during this program.
Upon completion of the Degree/Certificate program, students are able to:• Use drawings and other related documents and graphics to communicate information effectively.• Use hand and power tools, testing equipment, and P.P.E required for performing work in the building construction industry in accordance with industry standards.