SLCC General Catalog

Carpentry JATC Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

Carpenters in the JATC program construct, remodel, alter or repair wood in combination with other material structures. Carpenters work with wood products, build concrete forms, platforms, structures and work in conjunction with other trades such as iron workers, brick masons and other craft workers. This program is a competency-based national curriculum requiring that all of the modules and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training be completed to sit for the National Comprehensive Examination for a journeyman’s certificate.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs.   Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program.  The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs.  For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship. 

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information

 Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Carpentry JATC Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree. 

Program Entry Requirements

All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 0990 by scoring a minimum of 75 on the arithmetic portion and 40-53 on the algebra portion of the mathematics College Placement Test, or provide a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in MATH 0920 or MATH 0950 or completing CPA 1470 (Math for the Trades) with a grade of C or higher before registering for the carpentry independent program.

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts:

  1. on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft;
  2. classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CPA 1470

Math for the Trades (QS)

5

A

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

Distribution Areas: (9 Credits)

Choose three credits from three of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

  Biological Science (BS)

3-4

  Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

  Humanities (HU)

3

  Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

  Physical Science (PS)

3

  Social Science (SS)

3

Required Courses: (40 Credits)

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CPA 1110

Carpentry-Computer Skills

5

F

CPA 1470 w/C or better or MATH 0990 placement and JATC approval

CPA 1120

Carpentry Concrete Forming

5

Sp

CPA 1110 w/C or better

CPA 1210

Carpentry Wood Framing

5

F

CPA 1120 w/C or better

CPA 1220

Carpentry Finish, Interior

5

Sp

CPA 1210 w/C or better

CPA 2310

Carpentry Interior Systems

5

F

CPA 1220 w/C or better

CPA 2320

Carpentry Welding

5

Sp

CPA 2310 w/C or better

CPA 2410

Carpentry Blueprint Reading

5

F

CPA 2320 w/C or better

CPA 2420

Carpentry Completion

5

Sp

CPA 2410 w/C or better

NOTE: CPA students may still be short credit hours after having completed the major course requirements and general education requirements. If so, additional credit hours from one of the distribution areas will be necessary to meet the 63 credit hour minimum for the AAS degree.

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CPA 1470 (QS)

If CPT score is not adequate, students should
complete the following course to begin the
program in the fall; The course is required for
an AAS degree
5 CPA 1110 5 CPA 1120 5

Total

0-5

Total

5

Total

5

2nd Year Schedule

Summer Semester*

Credits

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENGL 1010 3 CPA 1210 5 CPA 1220 5
CM 3

Total

6

Total

5

Total

5

3rd Year Schedule

Summer Semester*

Credits

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

HR 2-3 CPA 2310 5 CPA 2320 5
Distribution 3

Total

5-6

Total

5

Total 

5

4th Year Schedule

Summer Semester*

Credits

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Distribution 6 CPA 2410 5 CPA 2420 5

Total

6

Total

5

Total

5

Advising Notes

Apprenticeship programs may require a math prerequisite. Classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given.  A grade of C or better is required in all core courses for passing and receiving clock hours. Some programs may have stricter requirements. Students should check their individual programs for more information on prerequisites and entrance requirements.

Attendance is mandated by federal law and a student cannot pass a course if out of compliance.  Failure to complete the necessary coursework or to register in a timely manner for each class will add one full year to the apprentice’s program.

All Major CPA Course Requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship curriculum.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at (801) 957-4550.

*It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Carpentry JATC Technology is also available. 

For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge.
  2. Communicate Effectively.
  3. Develop quantitative literacies.
  4. Think critically and creatively.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
  7. Develop computer and information literacy.
  • Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

2, 3, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Apprenticeship Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 
Construction Trades Building (CT) 226

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4066

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus 
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.