Academic Catalogs

Carpentry, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_CARP

Labor market data shows a great need for skilled professionals with carpentry skills. Completion of this program will prepare individuals for entry-level positions in maintenance and construction fields.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students who successfully complete this program will be able to install windows and doors in a building.
  2. Students who successfully complete this program will be able to install interior and exterior finishes in a building.

Certificate of Specialization Requirements

The Certificate of Specialization is a locally approved career program that requires sixteen units or fewer units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CNST A240Specialty Trades5
CNST A241Finish Carpentry5
Total Units10