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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





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.


Tools Needed

Please check with your instructor before purchasing tools. Prices may vary.

Credentials Available

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER):
    • Level 1 Carpenter
  • 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)


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: 84.62%

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 - $13.36 - $38.63 Hourly; $27,790 - $80,350 Annually
  • OK - $12.72 - $26.92 Hourly; $26,450 - $55,980 Annually
  • SOC Code: 47-2031.00 - Carpenters

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: Is a carpenters' union membership beneficial?

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

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

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.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.