Carpentry & Residential Construction
The Carpentry program offered at the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College gives the student hands-on experience in the actual construction of a home. The student is involved in all phases from planning and drafting to foundation, framing, and finishing work. Instructors experienced in general contracting and teaching conduct all classroom and building experiences. While the primary emphasis is residential construction, certain processes found in commercial building are also covered.
This program teaches students to understand basic math skills. They recognize and demonstrate proper use of hand and power tools. They identify and interpret blue print reading and basic wall layouts. Students demonstrate concrete, framing, roofing, siding and drywall skills by building a house.
*The Residential Construction Program is only offered at the Duchesne County Jail Instructional Service Center and is not open to the public.
- The Carpentry program is offered in Roosevelt
- The Carpentry program is open-entry/open-exit
- Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Available to Adults and High School Students (age 16 or older)
Student Entrance Requirements
Math 8.0 Grade Level
Reading 8.0 Grade Level
Program Cost Estimate
Books & Supplies: $108*
Tuition and fees are based on program completion in the hours specified for the program length.
*Tuition and Books are subject to change.
There areFinancial Aid opportunities are available.
Federal Financial Aid: NO
VA Qualified: NO
Average mid-range wage
$9.00 – $14.00/hr
The primary sources of employment are found with building contractors, construction material suppliers, architectural and civil engineering firms, and self-employment. Employment may be secured as a carpenter’s helper, carpenter, subcontractor, project foreman, estimator, etc.
- Good physical condition required
- Active to strenuous work required
- Varied physical environments
- Light to heavy lifting required
- Work well with hands
- Enjoy working with tools
The Residential Construction Program is only offered at the Duchesne County Jail Instructional Service Center and is not open to the public.
There are dozens of trades and thousands of different tasks that are required to build a residential structure. Many of them include:
- Using hand and power tools
- Solving problems
- Being creative
- Following directions