Building Trades – Fort Peck Community College

Building Trades

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The Building Trades Certificate program emphasizes the construction of frame structures, finish work and other phases of construction. This is a one-year program with skill training and application.

Occupational Objective: entry-level positions in carpentry.

  • Work safely on a construction site.
  • Apply modern construction methods to produce an acceptable product.
  • Recognize construction terms and material and apply that knowledge to produce acceptable products.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the work ethic, both physical and mental to be a successful carpenter.
  • Develop an ability to plan, create, and complete construction jobs in a safe and timely manner.
  • Develop the skills for an entry-level carpenter in residential and light commercial construction.
Estimated Program Costs
Tuition and Fees $2250
Program Fees $255
New Student Fee $15
Books $700
TOTAL $3220

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Related Instruction Requirements
Communications WRIT 104 Workplace Communications 3
Health HLTH 106 Focus on Health 1
Human Relations HS 100 Human Relations 1
Mathematics M 111 Technical Mathematics 3
Native American Studies NASX (one course) 1
Technology CAPP (one course) 1
Total Related Instruction credits required for certificate 10
Building Trades Certificate Program of Study
BT 120 Shop Safety and Procedures 2
BT 125 Roofing 3
BT 130 Framing 3
BT 135 Concrete 3
BT 140 Finish Carpentry I 3
BT 145 Floor Laying 3
BT 150 Gypsum Wall Board and Finish 3
Total Program of Study credits required for certificate 20
Total credits required for certificate 30