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Construction Management: Carpentry

Carpentry Program Description

The Construction Management: Carpentry program is offered exclusively at the Hocking College Sylvania Educational Site in Nelsonville, Ohio.

The Construction Management program responds to the growing need for individuals trained in construction management and skilled craftwork.

Construction managers are involved in the planning, estimating, scheduling, and execution of a variety of commercial and residential projects. Opportunities for construction management jobs also exist for those who aspire to manage their own businesses as independent contractors.

Prior work experience and/or completion of apprenticeship programs may result in credit hours being awarded by advanced standing, portfolio, and exam assessment.

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:


$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services



$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

A Career in Carpentry Will Build A Solid Future

Graduates of the Construction Management: Carpentry program are employed as construction estimators, construction sales managers, purchasing managers, independent contractors, crew foremen and carpenters.

With a few years of experience, graduates can move up the career ladder at a faster pace. 

View the occupational profile

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Construction Management — Carpentry:

  • Identify and/or demonstrate basic skills of the carpentry trade and fundamental construction methods including:  basic wood framing methods, interior and exterior finishes, concrete forming, placing, and finishing, and non-structural steel framing.
  • Identify common safety hazards and potential OSHA violations found on construction sites.  (May earn 30 hr. OSHA card.)
  • Create a safety program addressing each of OSHA’s minimum required elements.
  • Demonstrate the ability (and is certified) to safely operate forklifts and scissor lifts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read blueprints for the purpose of estimating required materials, labor, and equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and use spreadsheets and other technology to organize and calculate data for the purpose of estimating and preparing project bids.
  • Identify various contractual methods used to obtain work in the construction industry.
  • Identify typical components of a commercial bid package and the purpose of each.
  • Create a complete construction schedule, including float time, for a residential construction project.
  • Identify local and federal government regulations associated with a construction project and explain how they may affect the project.

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 65%
2015 - 2016 38%
2014 - 2015 39%


Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 20%
2015 - 2016 15.79%
2014 - 2015 26.67%


How do I get a job as a carpenter?

Hocking College has established partnerships with Industry Employers. This program offers guaranteed job placement opportunities for all its graduates.

How much money will I make as a carpenter?

The median salary for a construction carpenter in Ohio is $45,510 per year.

How long does it take to complete this program?

Students can finish the Carpentry Program in four (4) semesters.

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