The Carpentry program provides students with job-ready skills for entrance into the residential construction industry. Classes meet each day in indoor or outdoor labs specifically designed for residential construction projects. During the first semester, safety rules, wood identification, technical terminology, proper use of tools, carpentry mathematics, blueprint reading, and residential framing fundamentals are taught.
The second semester covers exterior finish, interior finish, drywall, stair building, carpentry mathematics, blueprint reading, and some cabinet making. Each semester students will be required to use skills and techniques learned in the classroom in field projects related to residential construction. These projects will vary each semester based on availability.
For more information, please view our Student Catalog.
Navajo Technical University is recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research as a Certified Accredited Training Education Facility. In cooperation with AGC New Mexico, Navajo Technical University is currently certified to train the following NCCER titles: Carpentry, Construction Technologies, Industrial Electrical, Electrical, Industrial Welding and Core Curriculum.
Carpentry Requirements (35 Credits)
|General Education Requirements||Credits|
|ENG-105 Applied Technical Writing||3|
|MTH-113 Technical Mathematics II||3|
|NAV-XXX Diné Studies Course||3|
|CMP-101 Introduction to Computers||3|
|Carpentry Core Courses|
|CT-100 Residential Construction and Carpentry||3|
|CT-102 Introduction to Technical Drawing||2|
|CT-103 Introduction Craft Skills||3|
|CT-111 Woodworking with Lab||3|
|CT-112 Field Project I||3|
|CT-110 Advanced Residential Construction and Carpentry||3|
|CT-113 Cabinet Making||3|
|CT-114 Field Project II||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||35|
Tom Bebo, Assistant Master Technical Instructor of Carpentry Trades
Certificate of Completion, Carpentry Apprenticeship, State of Arizona
College Teaching Certificate, Arizona
Jones Lee, Associate Master Technical Instructor of Carpentry Trades (Chinle)
B.A., Liberal Arts in Education, Fort Lewis College
Ambrose Benally, Assistant Master Technical Instructor of Carpentry Trades (Teec Nos Pos)