Carpentry instructor explaining floor plans to students

Carpentry and Building Trades Career Academy

Houses are going up with the hard work of Southwestern's high school carpentry and building trades students! 

Each year, students from Region 14 work together to build homes. Homes have been sponsored by Clarke County Development Corporation, Decatur County Development Corporation, Habitat for Humanity, and Union County Development Corporation.

Approximately 40 students are enrolled in this program each year. Carpentry and building trades students can complete 30 credit hours during a two-year period of time. The credits earned during high school may be transferred into SWCC's carpentry and building trades program and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree can be finished in as little as 12 additional months. 

SWCC's program is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and sponsored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

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Carpentry and Building Trades Course Sequence

Year 1- Fall
CON 141 Basic Construction Skills - 2 credits        
CON 183 Construction Lab IA - 5 credits   

Year 1- Spring        
CON 155 Carpentry Level I - 3 credits        
CON 184 Construction Lab IB - 5 credits    

Year 2- Fall        
CON 188 Construction Lab IIA - 5 credits        
CON 237 Carpentry Level IIA - 3 credits   

Year 2- Spring        
CON 189 Construction Lab IIB - 5 credits        
CON 267 Carpentry Level IIB - 2 credits

Program instructors:  Ron Utley

To explore SWCC's associate degree carpentry and building trades program, please visit Carpentry & Building Trades @ SWCC!