This certificate gives you the opportunity to develop the rough carpentry skills required in construction. Course topics include tools and equipment, safety, framing techniques, the construction process, and blueprint reading. The hands-on experiences prepare you for work as part of a framing crew.
Courses are offered in an 11-week, accelerated format on nights and weekends to fit your busy schedule. There are scholarship opportunities that cover 75 percent of tuition as well as the cost of standard carpenter tools ($125 value).
Held at Western’s Welding and Apprenticeship Facility on La Crosse’s south side, near the Ward Avenue Theater.