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Aspiring carpenters may choose to receive a formal education before entering the field. While a high school diploma is required to be a carpenter, education beyond that is preferred. Beyond an education, an apprenticeship is recommended. Ashworth’s online Carpentry Career Diploma can help you take the first steps you need to start your career.
As a carpenter, you’ll construct, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. You’ll also work with blueprints and measure and mark materials while adhering to building codes. Our online, self-paced program let’s you study when and where you want and may help prepare you for the field. In our career diploma course, you’ll complete lessons such as
As a carpenter, you may choose to specialize in one or two areas. This allows you to develop your skills and, eventually, take on larger projects. Some types of carpentry include
While there are other specialties, these are the most common types of carpenters. Carpenters may also build stairs and install doors and windows, and work may vary based on the project.
If you’re hands-on and think you’ll thrive in a career as a carpenter, take the first steps with Ashworth. Our flexible payment options help you choose what works best for you. Start today and pay as low as $49/month. If you have questions about our payment options, call to speak with an Admissions Advisor at .
An education is just the first step towards becoming a carpenter. You also need to complete an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships may take 3-4 years to complete and you’ll receive on-the-job training that may prepare you for the field. Once you enter the field, there are many career paths you can take as a carpenter. A carpenter’s salary may depend on the work they do. In 2018, the median annual wage for carpenters was $46,590 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Once you complete our program, you should be able to identify tools and materials used for standard residential construction projects and the steps for transmitting building requirements and specifications from construction documents to an actual building layout. Enroll today to start constructing your career path with Ashworth.