Carpentry is the largest construction trade in the industry, assuring a positive employment outlook. Carpenters work with many tools and materials to build houses, erect skyscrapers, construct bridges, tunnels, highways and more.
Job duties involve every step of the building process, from reading blueprints to building and removing forms. Career advancement opportunities are strong, with many carpenters becoming carpentry supervisors, general construction supervisors or independent contractors.
Contact the Southwest Carpenters Training Fund at (602) 272-6547 for complete details.
Construction Carpenters, Rough Carpenters**
Associate in Applied Science in Construction Trades, Carpentry: $5,774*
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades, Carpentry: $3,044*
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* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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