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Construction Technology - Carpentry Technology

NMC’s carpentry technology certificate allow those already working in the fields to advance their skills. The curriculum is also appropriate for those without previous experience. Skilled carpenters must knowledgeably use specialized tools, read blueprints, frame structures, install doors, windows, cabinets, insulation, finish trim and construct roofs, decks, and stairways.

Being versatile opens a wide range of employment opportunities. The curriculum is designed by the industry and aligned with national competency standards. Students receive hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Who should consider a career in carpentry technology?

  • People who like working with their hands
  • People who like solving problems
  • People who like working outdoors
  • People who enjoy working independently or are interested in starting their own business

Career opportunities

  • Owner
  • Trainer
  • Commercial contracting
  • Residential contracting

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This program meets the requirements for preparation or licensing in the state of Michigan. The applicability of this program to requirements of other states has not been determined.

Tuition and Fees

Tier I Tuition

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District ( Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$147.00 per contact hour

In-State ( other Michigan counties) Tuition

$299.00 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$387.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$438.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies:

Other fee of $33.00 per contact hour is a general fee covering a portion of costs for technology, orientation, placement, career testing, Student Government Association, and other student service activities.

$33.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies for Nursing courses (HNR)

$23.00 per contact hour

Nursing Exam Software Fee for students in ADN & PN programs

$28.75 per semester

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Note: For more information on how COA component estimates are calculated, see the bottom of the Tuition and Fees page.

Enrolled students can find their own calculated Cost of Attendance in NMC Self-Service under Financial Aid. Others can use the Net Price Calculator to estimate the total annual cost of attending NMC based on their program and enrollment plans, along with financial aid eligibility.

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