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Carpentry

If you love woodworking and creating new things, and you want to play an important role in a growing industry, carpentry courses are for you. Don’t spend your time in an office or a cubicle—you can change your life by becoming a carpenter. Our online carpentry training will teach you the basic skills you need to get a job as a residential carpenter. From constructing and repairing stairways and door frames to installing cabinets and siding, this dynamic career is filled with opportunity, and now is your chance to join.

At ed2go, our online certificate program is different—and better. It’s offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. Our woodworking classes include three hands-on workshop projects that will help you gain experience and confidence. Plus, you’ll be paired one-on-one with a facilitator who can answer your questions and provide feedback. At the end of the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that shows you can work miracles with wood.

First, you’ll explore what it’s like for beginners to work in the construction industry. After that, you’ll learn the basic math you’ll use on the job site and take an in-depth look at how to read blueprints. Next, you’ll delve into job site safety and explore OSHA laws. You’ll also discover how to use hand tools and power tools safely and efficiently, and learn about fasteners and rigging. Then comes the fun part: you’ll find out how to build a house from the floor to the roof. You’ll explore framing and finishing, see how to assemble stairs, take a look at installing cabinets and countertops, and more. Then you’re ready to start building!

6 Months / 80 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

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Learning Method

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Carpentry

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Carpentry Details + Objective

Course Code: GES721

You Will Learn
  • The basics of residential construction.
  • How to do job-related math.
  • The basic rules of residential construction safety.
  • How to recognize and be able to use construction tools.
  • More advanced skills like blueprint reading and framing and finishing.
How the course is taught
  • Textbooks are included in your program fee, and ed2go will ship all materials via ground service upon enrollment.
  • All our online training programs are completed at your own pace.
  • Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
  • You will build three workshop projects to gain hands-on experience.
How you will benefit
  • You’ll receive a certificate of completion to prove your new skills and knowledge.
  • Your facilitator will be available to provide a professional reference and help you build your resume.
  • You will be prepared for an entry-level job in construction.
Carpentry Outline
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MODULE ONE: Introduction to Construction

SECTION 1

Introduction

Lesson 1 – Organization of the Construction Industry

Lesson 2 – Working in the Industry

SECTION 2

Lesson 1 – Whole Numbers

Lesson 2 – Decimals

Lesson 3 – Fractions

SECTION 3

Lesson 1 – Linear Measure

Lesson 2 – Percent (Percentage)

Lesson 3 – Area and Volume

Lesson 4 – Right Angles

Lesson 5 – Combined Operations

 

 

 

 

MODULE TWO: Blueprint Reading and Job Safety

SECTION 1

Lesson 1 – Views

Lesson 2 – Scales

Lesson 3 – Alphabet of Lines

Lesson 4 – Use of Symbols

Lesson 5 – Plan Views

Lesson 6 – Elevations

Lesson 7 – Sections and Details

SECTION 2

Lesson 1 – Jobsite Safety

Lesson 2 – Equipment and Tool Safety

MODULE THREE: Carpentry 

SECTION 1

Lesson 1 – Hand and Power Tools

Lesson 2 – Wood Products and Fasteners

Lesson 3 – Rigging

SECTION 2

Lesson 1 – Framing Floors

Lesson 2 – Framing Walls and Ceilings

Lesson 3 – Installing Windows and Doors

Workshop Assessment #1

SECTION 3

Lesson 1 – Framing Roofs

Lesson 2 – Installing Moisture Protection Roofing Materials

Workshop Assessment #2

SECTION 4

Lesson 1 – Interior Finishes

Lesson 2 – Framing and Finish Stairs

Lesson 3 – Installing Cabinets and Countertops

Workshop Assessment #3

Carpentry Instructors
Greg Walker

Greg Walker attended Harding University and has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He has held positions including owner, general manager, and contractor. He has extensive experience in custom homes, architectural design, and light commercial buildings. Currently, he and his wife enjoy running their own company, renovating and restoring homes.

Carpentry Requirements / Prerequisites

You will not need any carpentry experience to participate in this program. You will need to own or purchase some basic tools, lumber, and nails for the workshop assessments.

The following books are included in your tuition:

  • Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction
  • Workbook/Lab Manual for Basic Principles for Construction
  • 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations
  • Understanding Construction Drawings
  • Carpentry (Residential Construction Academy)
  • RCA Carpentry Workbook

This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac. The latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox is recommended. Windows XP or newer, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and the latest version of QuickTime are all recommended.

More About Carpentry

Over the course of carpenter classes with ed2go, you’ll learn all the skills you need to get an entry-level position in the construction industry. Here is what you will learn in detail:

  • How the construction industry is organized and what it’s like to work there.
  • Basic math skills such as whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
  • More advanced math skills such as linear measures, area and volume, and percentages.
  • Various views used in blueprints, such as oblique and isometric.
  • The use of scale, symbols, and the “alphabet of lines” to read blueprints.
  • Everything you need to know about job site safety and OSHA laws.
  • How to use hand tools and power tools.
  • Framing floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs, and installing windows and doors.
  • Framing and finishing stairs and installing cabinets and countertops.
Carpentry Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer, in addition to the Photoshop CS5 software.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-(855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

How will I do the workshops?

You will build three simple projects and submit photos (and possibly receipts) to show that you obtained the necessary materials and completed the projects correctly. You will not need to purchase tools or other supplies if you already have them.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

What are the technical requirements for this course?

This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac. You will need Internet Explorer (versions 5.5 through 8) or Firefox (any version). You will need to use Windows Vista or XP. You will need Adobe Flash (download here) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here). In addition, you will need the latest version of QuickTime and you will need to have Photoshop CS5 installed on your computer.

What books do I need for this course?

The following books are included in your tuition:

  • Residential Construction Academy: Basic Principles for Construction
  • Workbook/Lab Manual for Basic Principles for Construction
  • 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations
  • Understanding Construction Drawings
  • Carpentry (Residential Construction Academy)
  • RCA Carpentry Workbook
Do you need a license to be a carpenter?

Carpentry licensing, as with most construction-related jobs, varies by state. Some states require none, and others may require work experience. You’ll need to check your state’s licensing requirements.

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