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Carpentry Training Cost


How Much Does Carpentry Training Cost?

 
average costCertificate in Carpentry: $750-$6,500high costAssociate's Degree in Carpentry: $4,000-$20,000

Carpenters receive training through vocational schools, technical colleges or apprenticeships, with programs that may last one to four years. While a certificate in carpentry trains students on specific skills needed to enter the career, an associate's degree covers carpentry skills plus general education courses like math, writing and computer skills, which may be helpful for carpenters may wish to see a supervisory position.

Typical costs:

  • A certificate in carpentry costs $750-$6,500 and can usually be completed in one year. For example, Penn Foster[1] 's online carpentry program costs $758. The residential carpenter program at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center[2] in Fort Cobb, OK, costs $2,550 for Oklahoma residents in the nine-month program, or $5,780 for out-of-state residents, and Peninsula College[3] in Port Angeles, WA, charges $3,100 for residents and $3,700 for non-residents for its one-year program.
  • An associate's degree in carpentry costs $4,000-$20,000 and typically takes two years to complete. Courses and fees at Alexandria Technical & Community College[4] in Minnesota cost $12,468 for the associate's degree in carpentry. The University of Montana in Missoula charges $6,600 for residents or $19,800 for non-residents for tuition and fees for the two-year associate's degree in carpentry[5] .
  • A formal apprenticeship in carpentry may cost $0-$15,000 and last 3-4 years. For instance, the Ohio Carpenters' Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program[6] is offered at no cost to students, and workers may earn 40%-95% of a standard carpenter's wage while they work. At Madison Area Technical College in Wisconsin, the carpentry apprenticeship program lasts four years and costs $13,370; students complete 400 hours of paid work while under instruction.
  • Licensing or registration fees for carpenters cost $50-$325 for one or two years, and costs vary by state. For example, a two-year carpentry license cost $113 in Washington[7] and $325 in Oregon[8] .
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What should be included:
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics says a carpentry student's education[9] should cover structural design, carpentry techniques and tools. Topics covered in a certificate program should include blueprint reading, framing, interior finishing, cabinet making, construction methods, estimating, materials and safety.
  • An associate's degree program will cover all of these job skills plus required coursework in mathematics, computers and writing, which could be helpful in any field of work, according to Education Portal[10] .
Additional costs:
  • Program fees like room and board, books, tools and uniforms can add $500-$20,000 to a carpentry student's total cost. For example, Great Plains Technology Center[11] in Lawton, OK, estimates a $45 fee for two uniforms and $100 for tools like the speed square, tape measure, tool belt, cats paw, chaulk box and hammer. Minnesota's Alexandria Technical & Community College[12] estimates book costs of $700-$800 per year and $2,000 in additional fees. Room and board at Austin Community College[13] in Texas costs $9,270.
Discounts:
  • Colleges or trade groups may offer modest scholarships to qualified carpentry students. For instance, the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation[14] awards up to $500 per year for qualified carpentry students attending area schools. The Associated General Contractors of America[15] awards 100 new scholarships each year of up to $2,500.
Shopping for carpentry training:
  • A labor union, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters lists union-affiliated carpentry training programs[16] .
  • Make sure the contractor is licensed in your state.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/construction-and-maintenance/carpenter-car...
  2.  www.caddokiowa.com/tuition-rates
  3.  pc.ctc.edu/prospective/tuition/tuition0203.asp
  4.  www.alextech.edu/en/Carpentry/Tuition
  5.  www.mc.umt.edu/industrialtech/carpentry/
  6.  www.ohcap.org
  7.  www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Contractors/HowReg/default.asp#5
  8.  www.oregon.gov/CCB/Pages/Licensing_I.aspx
  9.  www.bls.gov/ooh/Construction-and-Extraction/Carpenters.htm
  10.  education-portal.com/carpentry_school.html
  11.  www.greatplains.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/LEAD-CARPENTER-COST-SHEET.pdf
  12.  www.alextech.edu/en/Carpentry/Tuition
  13.  www.austincc.edu/support/financialaid/costs.php
  14.  www.milwaukeenari.org/nari-foundation.php
  15.  www.agc.org/cs/career_development/foundation/scholarships
  16.  trainingcenters.carpenters.org/training.xml
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