Introduction to Building Trades

Last updated 6/11/2015

Associate in Applied Science Code 6172

Program Contacts:
Quad-Cities Campus
Adebayo Badmos, 309-796-5280,

Many carpenters learn their trade through formal apprenticeship. This certificate will offer the beginning courses of the 36-credit hour Apprentice Carpenter certificate.

Students completing the Intro to Building Trades certificate will be able to read blueprints, assist in the installation of structures such as wall and floor framing, be aware of building codes, use trade mathematics, work with different fastening methods and construction material. This certificate will be focused on residential carpentry. Students finishing this certificate will be prepared for entry-level employment in residential construction.

Introduction to Building Trades
Associate in Applied Science Code 6172
Course of Study Outline – Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
CA 101 — Carpenter Apprentice (3)
CA 102 — Carpenter Apprentice (3)
CA 103 — Carpenter Apprentice (3)

Minimum total hours required for a certificate (9)