Academic Catalogs

Carpentry, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_CARP

Control Number: 41021

Not Financial Aid Eligible

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 Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight 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 Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  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

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CNST A240 Specialty Trades 5
Semester 2
CNST A241 Finish Carpentry 5
 Total Units10