Office Location
Cumberland Hall, Room 319, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Department Chair: Keith Carter
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Reasons to enroll in the Carpentry @ FTCC!

  • Flexible Scheduling – Students can start this program in any semester and many of the courses are available online.
  • Opportunities to Continue Education – Many of our students have successfully transferred to East Carolina University or NC A&T University to earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management.
  • Partnerships – We are members of the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville and work closely with many area construction companies.
  • Hands-on Learning – Students gain hands-on training on live projects such as Habitat for Humanity houses.
  • Friendly Advisors – Our faculty will spend time helping you achieve your goals, whether that is working for a construction company or self-employment.


What Will I Learn?

FTCC’s Carpentry program is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions.
You will learn to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of:
  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Construction management
  • Plus, other associated professions.
Students will also learn to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools.

What to Expect:

Course Work

Instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, print reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards is included.
Course work includes instruction in:
  • Construction materials and methods
  • Estimating
  • Print reading, building codes
  • Sustainable building and design
  • Plus, other topics related to design and construction occupations

Career Paths

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.


Fact Sheet for Carpentry’s Diploma & Certificate Programs 

Would you like to enroll? Contact an Admissions Counselor for assistance or Apply Now!


Carpentry Diploma (D35180)

Program Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Diploma

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General Contractor’s License Preparation Certificate (C35180C1)

Program Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate

The Carpentry program is designed to meet the educational requirements for the General Contractor License in North Carolina. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding General Contractor Licenses in other states.