Would you like to learn how to build your own house? Do you want to have your own construction company?  The carpentry program is a hands-on training program. Students in the carpentry program build a house from footings to roof with one of our non-profit partners. You could learn how to operate small equipment to dig footings, operate industry standard building equipment, and tools. You will learn how to read prints and understand terminology associated in construction. Residential codes and Green Building techniques will be applied throughout the course. This will help you pursue your General Contractors license.

Let’s get you started on your quest for construction knowledge.

Credentialing Options

About Carpentry

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

William Sizemore, Department Chair, Construction Trades

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822 Option 3.

  • Framing Carpenter                
  • Finish Carpenter        
  • Drywaller
  • Roofer                        
  • Cabinet Maker           
  • Flooring Installer
  • Skidsteer Operator    
  • Foreman                     
  • Superintendent

The carpentry program will give you the knowledge to prepare you for a license; however, there are many more requirements needed to get a North Carolina General Contractor’s License.

Yes. There is a required tool list available from the Carpentry Instructor. Carpentry kits are available in the bookstore. Three books are required for the program.