Carpentry Applied Technology

Carpentry Applied Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certificates

Available at: West Campus

Three people work together to raise part of a wall frame

Program Overview

A carpenter is an essential member of the construction team that participates in the planning and construction of residential and light commercial construction projects. Skilled craftsmen in this building trade are currently the highest in demand in the construction industry. This program provides students with the creative and technical skills to work with wood in order to create aesthetically pleasing and functional structures, from wood flooring foundations to dry-in installation of exterior doors and windows.

When specializing in a particular phase of carpentry the job title is designated according to the specialty.

Rough Carpenter – builds rough wooden structures such as concrete forms, cofferdams, trestles, tunnel and sewer supports, and temporary structures from rough wood and heavy timbers.

Framing Carpenter – builds floor frames, wall frames, and roof frames for residences and small commercial buildings; installs rough floors and applies wall and roof sheathing. Often includes special framing such as stairs, dormers, overhangs, and bay windows. Framing carpenter erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.

Finish Carpenter – builds and fits pre-hung windows and doors to include weather stripping, interior and exterior custom trims, finish hardware such as; locks, letter drops, kick plates. Frequently constructs and installs built-ins such as; cabinets, vanities, dressers, appliance openings. 


The student planning to continue at another university should consult an advisor concerning degree requirements of the school to which transfer is intended.

Page last updated July 23, 2020.

Contact Information

Technology Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1725
Fax: (361) 698-1767

Office: General Purpose Building, West Campus, Room 104