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Residential Construction and Carpentry

Residential Construction and Carpentry


The Residential Construction/Carpentry program is designed to prepare students for a career in the building trades through a blend of classroom theory and hands-on experience. Students will become adept at using hand tools, portable power tools and other equipment common in the carpentry profession as well as working with lumber, panel products, roofing materials, fasteners and a variety of hardware. The skills needed for rough framing, roof framing, and exterior and interior finish will be taught along with blueprint reading, math and estimating.

Career Opportunities   Annual Salary

The Residential Construction/Carpentry program will prepare you to gain entry level employment in the residential construction industry. with additional training or job experience, you will be eligible for promotion to the position of Construction Supervisor, responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of construction or extraction workers.

Typical day-to-day tasks could include:

  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extraction workers.
  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.

Arkansas Median Salary: $34,240

National Median Salary: $45,170 

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 11%

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through

** These figures are based on additional education and/or work experience leading to the position of Construction Supervisor.



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Program Credential Credits to Credential Program Documents Program Cost
Technical Certificate in Residential Construction 31 TC RCC Program of Study $3,346.00*

                                                                                                              *Approximate cost of the program for in-county residents.

Interested in Learning More? Contact one of our Admission Staff at the Hodges Student Services Complex, at (870)-633-4480 Ext. 300.  Campus.png


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