Master your carpentry skills, build your future.

Build your future with a degree in carpentry from Bates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2017 media pay for a carpenter was $45,170 per year and employment is expected to grow. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the South Puget Sound Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

Contact Information:

Brandon Held, Career Advisor

South Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the construction industry, filling positions such as carpenter, framer, concrete worker, and interior and exterior finisher. Off-campus building and remodeling projects provide opportunities for extensive practical training, giving students valuable experience in the trade, from estimating construction projects through all phases of construction. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the South Puget Sound Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Carpentry
  • Certificate of Competency: Carpenter Technician
  • Certificate of Training: Multiple Options
  • CIP: 46.0201 EPC: 745  

Program Lengths:

  • AAS program degree length: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 4 Quarters
  • Certificate of Training: 1 Quarter

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Dan Smith


Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $48,330
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 89,000

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

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