Gain practical skills you can apply at home, in your community and to your career in the basic carpentry program at UAF. Taught by professionals with decades of carpentry experience, this hands-on program provides specialized training for working in Alaska and northern climates. You’ll also learn ways to save money by doing self-home repairs.
Who Is the Basic Carpentry Training Program Designed For?
Whether you’re interested in entry-level carpentry jobs working on local construction projects in Alaska, or want to sharpen your skills for working around the house, you’ll gain valuable knowledge through the basic carpentry program. This program is a great training resource for students living in rural Alaska communities and preparing students for trade school.
How is carpentry training delivered?
Upon request, carpentry training courses are offered, to rural communities, through an in-person cohort.
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Why Study Basic Carpentry at UAF?
Hands-on learning in the basic carpentry program
At UAF’s College of Rural and Community Development, you’ll develop practical skills through hands-on training. These are a few examples of what you’ll learn in the basic carpentry program:
- How to safely use hand and power tools and personal protection equipment (PPE).
- Construction measuring.
- Floor systems.
- Roof framing.
- How to install windows and exterior doors.
- How to install floor coverings.
Explore Classes in the Basic Carpentry Program
Carpentry training courses cover topics such as construction safety, working with hand and power tools, construction measuring, floor systems, roof framing, and window and exterior door installation. You’ll also learn important communication and professional skills that will help prepare you to work on a construction job site.
Get Started on Your Basic Carpentry Training
Take the next step toward earning your occupational endorsement in carpentry. We have the resources to help you get started.
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