Overview

The Carpentry-Qualified Framer certificate is designed to train the next generation of skilled workers needed in the construction industry. This certificate can provide multiple avenues to enter the construction industry without a degree in building construction technology. Students will experience training in print reading, layout frame assembly, door and windows installation, estimating, scheduling, and other job site duties.

The Carpentry-Qualified Framer certificate is a skilled-worker training program. Training occurs in the classroom/shop and on the job site. The training enables the student to learn a specialized carpentry sub-craft, especially framing, through classroom instruction and hands-on framing in new home construction. Must be 18 years old.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Application Process
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(11 Credit Hours)
BCT-101 Introduction to Building Construction

Introduction to Building Construction

ID: BCT-101

Credit Hours: 5

This course is an introduction to residential and light commercial construction, construction terms, tools of the trade and their safe use.

5
BCT-131 Estimating/Quantity Take Off

Estimating/Quantity Take Off

ID: BCT-131

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers construction estimation and quantity take off for construction trades based on local and national building codes.

2
BCT-142 Fundamentals of Construction Safety

Fundamentals of Construction Safety

ID: BCT-142

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers safety standards and practices as they apply to the building construction industry.

4
Semester 2
(10 Credit Hours)
BCT-111 Blueprint Reading and Specifications

Blueprint Reading and Specifications

ID: BCT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introductory study of construction plans and specifications and how they represent finished buildings.

3
BCT-102 Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction

ID: BCT-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of framing for residential and light commercial buildings.

4
BCT-104 Site Layout and Preparation

Site Layout and Preparation

ID: BCT-104

Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of principles, equipment, and methods used to perform site layouts and distance measurements.

2
CWE-111 Cooperative Work Experience I

Cooperative Work Experience I

ID: CWE-111

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

1
Semester 3
(8 Credit Hours)
BCT-221 Construction Building Code

Construction Building Code

ID: BCT-221

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of local, state, and national building code requirements as they apply to residential and commercial construction.

3
WLD-102 Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

ID: WLD-102

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the principles of welding, cutting, and basic procedures for safety in using welding equipment.

2
BCT-212 Construction Methods and Design

Construction Methods and Design

ID: BCT-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers residential construction methods and designs.

3
      Total Credit Hours 29
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,452.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(13 Credit Hours)
BCT-101 Introduction to Building Construction

Introduction to Building Construction

ID: BCT-101

Credit Hours: 5

This course is an introduction to residential and light commercial construction, construction terms, tools of the trade and their safe use.

5
BCT-102 Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction

ID: BCT-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of framing for residential and light commercial buildings.

4
BCT-142 Fundamentals of Construction Safety

Fundamentals of Construction Safety

ID: BCT-142

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers safety standards and practices as they apply to the building construction industry.

4
Semester 2
(2 Credit Hours)
BCT-131 Estimating/Quantity Take Off

Estimating/Quantity Take Off

ID: BCT-131

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers construction estimation and quantity take off for construction trades based on local and national building codes.

2
Semester 3
(2 Credit Hours)
BCT-104 Site Layout and Preparation

Site Layout and Preparation

ID: BCT-104

Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of principles, equipment, and methods used to perform site layouts and distance measurements.

2
Semester 4
(4 Credit Hours)
CWE-111 Cooperative Work Experience I

Cooperative Work Experience I

ID: CWE-111

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

1
BCT-111 Blueprint Reading and Specifications

Blueprint Reading and Specifications

ID: BCT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introductory study of construction plans and specifications and how they represent finished buildings.

3
Semester 5
(8 Credit Hours)
WLD-102 Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

ID: WLD-102

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the principles of welding, cutting, and basic procedures for safety in using welding equipment.

2
BCT-221 Construction Building Code

Construction Building Code

ID: BCT-221

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of local, state, and national building code requirements as they apply to residential and commercial construction.

3
BCT-212 Construction Methods and Design

Construction Methods and Design

ID: BCT-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers residential construction methods and designs.

3
      Total Credit Hours 29
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,452.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Field Superintendent

This position is the first-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers. Field Superintendents manage the on-site day-to-day operation of a construction project, including the material costs, labor costs, and sub-contractor expenses. They ensure that costs are adhering to the established budget and schedule, and write daily reports, weekly reports, and monthly reports on the progress of the construction project.

Projected Job Growth

+3%

Average Annual Salary

$78,232

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations

Careers

Construction Estimator

Responsible for conducting quantity take-offs, evaluating quotes, compiling bids, and estimating the construction schedule.

Projected Job Growth

+12.6%

Average Annual Salary

$56,267

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations

Careers

Construction Manager

Manages the construction process for multiple projects. Usually requires a four-year degree, and ensures that expenses are staying within the budget and schedules are meeting the targeted completion dates. Oversees the superintendents’ day-to-day operation of the projects.

Projected Job Growth

+3%

Average Annual Salary

$78,232

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Construction Superintendent/Field Project Management/Field Personnel

Manages the day-to-day field operation of a construction project, overseeing employees, subcontractor scheduling, and materials. These individuals are also responsible for the quality control of the project, as well as managing the budget and construction schedule.

Further Your Education

The student will need to contact the desired college to confirm which courses will transfer and the entrance requirements to enter a program.