Carpentry Certificate

The mission of the Carpentry Program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled and competent carpenters and to be responsive to emerging workforce needs. 

The Carpentry program provides students the opportunity to learn carpentry skills in a competency-based learning environment. Students work hand-in-hand with professional carpenters both on campus and at construction sites.

Students use hand and power tools with blueprints to build foundation forms, frame buildings, side and roof buildings, and apply roofing materials. They install windows, doors, stairs, attic vents, insulation, vapor barriers, and drywall. Students learn methods for installing trim, locksets, suspended ceilings, countertops, cabinets, and flooring. They also learn to operate construction equipment.

In addition to general education courses, students in the program learn the various steps of becoming a carpenter, including safe practices. Students construct real-world projects and can earn a Certificate of Applied Science or an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program often has a waiting list.  Prospective students are encouraged to apply one year prior to anticipated school attendance.  Contact Dennis Daneke, Program Director, at 406-243-7692 or for more information.

Certificate of Applied Science - Carpentry

Missoula College

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 33

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Certificate of Applied Science

Rule: Carpentry Certificate requirements

Show All Course Descriptions Course Credits
Show Description BMGT 242 - Front Line Supervision
Offered spring. Introduces basic employee development with emphasis on the responsibilities of a newly-appointed supervisor.  Emphasizes organizational structure, motivation, delegation of authority, the hiring process, employee development, employee performance, evaluations, and dealing with employee conflict.
3 Credits
Show Description CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
Offered autumn and spring. Introduction to computer terminology, hardware, and software, including wire/wireless communications and multimedia devices. Students utilize word processing, spread sheet, database, and presentation applications to create projects common to business and industry in a networked computing environment. Internet research, email usage, and keyboarding proficiency are integrated.
3 Credits
Show Description CSTN 120 - Carpentry Bscs & Rough-In Frmg
Introduction to the carpentry trade, including history, career opportunities, and requirements.  The course covers building materials, fasteners, adhesives, hand tools, and power tools.  OSHA rules and regulations for a safe working place and procedures for compliance are covered.  This course includes a two-credit imbedded lab. Students will also learn now to install windows and an exterior door.
5 Credits
Show Description CSTN 122 - Beginning Carpentry Lab
Lab to support CSTN 102 and 120.
5 Credits
Show Description CSTN 142 - Int & Ext Finish Carpentry
Prereq: CSTN 120 and 122.  Study of various types of siding, gutter systems, roof venting requirements, and framing with metal studs. Installation of sheathing, exterior siding, roofing felt, shingles, insulation vapor barriers, and stairs on small building constructed in CSTN 120. Installation of wood and metal doors. Demonstration of materials, layout and installation of suspended ceilings. Selection and installation of countertops, base cabinets and wall cabinets. Window, door, floor, ceiling trim and drywall are installed in a small building.  This course includes a one-credit imbedded lab.
4 Credits
Show Description CSTN 143 - Intermediate Carpentry Lab
Lab to accompany CSTN 142.  Prereq: CSTN 102, CSTN 120 and CSTN 122.
4 Credits
Show Description CSTN 171 - Site Prep, Found, Concrete Ins
Offered Autumn. Prereq., CSTN 100 or consent of instr. Introduces the process of distance measurement as well as differential and trigonometric leveling for site layout. It covers the principles, equipment, and methods used to perform the site layout tasks that require making angular measurements. This course is designed to let students apply the blueprint reading skills learned so far to a practical exercise.
3 Credits
Show Description M 111 - Technical Mathematics
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., ALEKS placement >= 2. Designed to provide the mathematical background necessary for success in the industrial areas. Topics covered include percent, ratio proportion, formula evaluation, basic algebra and geometry concepts, trigonometry, measurement, statistics, and graphing. Markdowns, inventory turnover, and other basic formulas. Credit does not count toward Associate of Arts or Baccalaureate degrees. MC
3 Credits
Show Description WRIT 101 - College Writing I
UM: Offered every term. Prereq., WRIT 095 or proof of passing score on writing diagnostic examination, referral by WRIT 095 instructor-SAT writing score at or above 440, MUSWA at or above 3.5, SAT/ACT essay score at or above 7, or ACT Combined English/Writing score at or above 18. Expository prose and research paper; emphasis on structure, argument, development of ideas, clarity, style, and diction. Students expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage. Credit not allowed for both WRIT 101 and COM 101. Grading A-F, or NC (no credit). MC: Offered every term. Prereq., WRIT 095 or proof of appropriate SAT/ACT essay, English/Writing, writing section scores, appropriate MUSWA scores, or proof of passing scores on Writing Placement Exam). Expository prose and research paper; emphasis on structure, argument, development of ideas, clarity, style, and diction. Students expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage. Grading A-F, or NC (no credit).
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 33 Total Credits Required