Information on the alignment requirements for the Carpentry/Construction Program...

CIP Code: 46.0201
CIP Name: Carpentry/Carpenter
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, blueprint reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.

Approval Status

The Carpentry Alignment was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on March 11, 2009.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment. 

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation:

The committee requested that postsecondary programs provide students with the skills and competencies needed to acquire an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety card.  In addition, programs were encouraged to offer coursework that reflected the skills and competencies embedded in the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) standards for the construction industry.  Common courses make up Certificate A and NCCER Carpentry Level 1. 

Alignment Map:

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Common Courses: (18 credit hours) 
Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

Safety & Orientation (OSHA 10) 1 credit hour  (pdf)
Introductory Craft Skills 3 credit hours (pdf)
Carpentry Basics 4 credit hours (pdf)
Floors, Walls & Ceiling and Framing 4 credit hours (pdf)
Roof & Framing 3 credit hours (pdf)
Windows, Doors & Stairs 3 credit hours (pdf)

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.