Program Description

The Carpentry program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures using hand and power tools. The program also includes instruction in areas such as common systems for framing, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and finish carpentry techniques.

Degree Options

Course NumberCourse TitleLectureLabTotal Credit Hours
CARP 1110Introduction, Safety and Hand Tools213
CARP 1130Power Tools224
CARP 1140Building Materials112
CTC - Carpenter's Helper9
CARP 2620Applied Mathematics for Carpentry213
CARP 1150Blueprint Reading235
CTS - Carpentry Technician I17
CARP 2110Site Layout112
CARP 2120Foundations & Floor Framing235
CARP 2131Wall & Ceiling Framing044
CTS - Carpentry Technician II28
CARP 2210Roofing I235
CARP 2220Roofing II235
CARP 2230Exterior Finish & Trim123
CARP 2310Interior Finish & Trim123
CARP 2313Cabinetmaking I123
CARP 2323Cabinetmaking II123
TD - Carpentry50
Total Clock Hours1200

Program Information

CIP Code: 460201

Program Type: Diploma

Program Length: 50 Semester Credit Hours

Program Resources

Program Learning Outcomes

Contact Information

Deborah Coles - Administrative Assistant

(337) 421-6992

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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