Programs of Study

Carpentry and Cabinetmaking - Hays Big Creek facility

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Building Construction
One Year Certificate (CIP Code: 46.0201)

The Carpentry/Cabinetmaking program provides technical and extensive hands-on experience in residential construction and light commercial construction, preparing its graduates for a rewarding career as a successful carpenter or cabinetmaker.


The construction field involves constantly changing technology in today's continuing search for more energy-efficient structures. Technically trained professionals with innovative ideas and the skills to apply these ideas and knowledge are needed to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s building industry.

The program courses are planned to meet a variety of industry needs.  Related subjects such as job safety, blueprint reading, estimating, sketching, psychology, computers and math provide students with a well rounded education, allowing them to consider employment in many different positions in the construction business or related fields.


All students participate in framing, finish projects, as well as fine cabinetry to provide them with the knowledge and skills to build single or multi-family homes according to standard trade practices.   All classes are conducted in an environment preparing students for the expectations of future employers. The program additionally provides students with knowledge of concrete design, placement and other construction site preparation.

Please address any program questions to:

Instructor, Department Chair
Doug Marrs
Office: (785) 301-2294