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Adults & High School Juniors and Seniors

MNTC's Carpentry Program will introduce students to the skills required to work as a Residential Carpenter in Oklahoma or other states. Students learn, safety practices, carpentry tools and equipment operations, and, are instructed in the skills of estimating materials, blueprint reading, managing a job, and conducting job interviews. Students can earn the General Construction Induction Card (formerly called a Blue Card). Students can earn an OSHA 10-Hour Training Card.

Students who successfully complete this program have opportunities to become employed by Moore, Norman, and Oklahoma City Metro contractors and construction companies.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors.

  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
Construction Fundamentals
Commercial Applications
Building Envelope Systems
Interior Finish Out
Green Construction
Total Class Hours: 1050


No Prerequisites



Class Times

  • Start Date: August, October, January
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 
    • Adults: 9:15 - 12:25
    • MPS: 9:35 - 12:25
    • NPS: 9:15 - 12:05;
  • P.M. Hours: 
    • Adults: 1:15 - 4:10
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Credentials Available

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER):
    • Level 1 Carpenter
    • LEED Green Advantage
  • OK Department of Labor:
    • OSHA Construction Safety
    • OSHA Forklift Safety (Class IV and V)
  • OK Department of Career and Technology Education:
    • Frame Carpenter
    • Finish Carpenter

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)


Gainful Employment

Is this program right for me?


  • Manual Dexterity
  • Eye-hand Coordination
  • Strong Sense of Balance
  • Mathematics
  • Problem-Solving

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the MNTC Data Management Coordinator
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100.0%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Carpenter
  • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Chief Operating Engineer
  • Facilities Technician
  • O & M Technician
  • Mechanical Inspector
  • Custodian




Potential Wages

  • US - $13.02 - $38.21 Hourly; $27,070 - $79,480 Annually
  • OK - $11.84 - $25.71 Hourly; $24,620 - $53,480 Annually
  • SOC Code: 47-2031.00 - Carpenters

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Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 46.0201


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Is a carpenters' union membership beneficial?

A: Yes, sometimes membership leads to better employment prospects.

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

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