Carpentry Diploma Program

Carpentry Diploma Program

100% of the program is online

What Is Carpentry?

Almost every home, building and structure you see, owes its creation at least in part to a carpenter. Carpentry is a backbone profession of any community and generally involves:
  • Interpreting blue prints and drawings.
  • Working hands-on to deliver superior design.
  • Measuring, cutting and installing building materials.
  • Working with your hands to craft the construction of buildings, formwork, timber structures and much more.
  • Applying safety measures to keep others safe on the work site.
Modern carpentry isn’t just about working with wood. Today’s carpenters are employed to work with a variety of building materials and may specialize in a number of different areas. Carpentry is a rewarding profession that quite literally helps build the world around us.

What Career Options Are Available in Carpentry?

Whatever your calling, carpentry has a path for you. You could focus broadly and may be involved with projects ranging from large-scale commercial operations to small individual residential projects. Carpenters may also specialize in a particular area, such as door and window installation, drywall, flooring or roofing.
Carpenters may apply their trade at locations such as:
  • Building Construction Sites
  • Residential homes
  • Commercial Redesigns
  • For Specialty providers such as Roofing
  • And much more


What You Will Learn in a Carpentry Program

One of the best ways to launch a Carpentry career and start building the world around you is through a degree program. At Rockford Career College, our Diploma in Carpentry can be completed in just 7 months and has been carefully designed to:
  • Understand construction safety principles.
  • Learn how to operate construction related tools.
  • Interpret construction prints and drawings.
  • Apply measurement principles, calculate materials and evaluate the quality of a finished construction.

Students who wish to continue their education, may choose to get their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Education in just an additional 7 months.

Why Choose Our College?

For over 155 years, Rockford Career College has made a lasting impact on the students and community we serve by:
  • Making student success our #1 priority.
  • Designing courses that develop critical skill sets and expanding our student’s knowledge base for a life-time career.
  • Ensuring that the skills businesses need are the skills we teach.
  • Offering affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools.
  • Offering on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Having the best career services team that has done the networking for you with numerous local employers and are here to help.

All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We may have changed names and locations over the years, but our goal remains the same: To prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 7 months 


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