- Associate of Applied Science
Nature of the Program
The technical studies carpentry technology degree is offered through an agreement between WVU Potomac State College and the West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council and the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. PSC students will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies with a major in Carpentry Technology, by completing General Education requirements taught by PSC faculty and technical courses taught by instructors of the West Virginia Apprenticeship Training Programs.
Graduates will be prepared for jobs as framers, floor layers, commercial, industrial, and residential carpenters, pile drivers, sheet rockers, and many other specialties.
Program completers in this subject area can expect a starting salary at a whopping $55,900 on average–even with no work experience–followed by electrical engineering at $52,899, according to a new salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges & Employers.
Students should first apply to the West Virginia Carpenters apprenticeship program if they are interested in pursuing the degree, https://www.wvcarpenter.com/application-for-apprenticeship/. If accepted, students will complete the process for admission to WVU Potomac State College.
|WVUE 191||First Year Seminar||1|
|TSCT 111||Safety in Construction Trade||2|
|TSCT 112||Framing and Installation||2|
|TSCT 113||Aerial Lifts and Rigging||1|
|TSCT 114||Drawings & Blueprint Reading||1|
|TSCT 120||Construction Internship||12|
|TSCT 115||Scaffolding Qualification||2|
|TSCT 116||Introduction to Welding||2|
|TSCT 117||Flooring 1||1|
|TSCT 118||Advanced Framing||1|
|HIST 293||Special Topics||3|
|TSCT 119||Heavy Highway||2|
|TSCT 210||Interior Stair Framing||1|
|TSCT 211||Advanced Drawings & Blueprints||1|
|TSCT 213||Pile Driving||2|
|TSCT 215||Doors and Hardware||1|
|TSCT 216||Flooring 2||2|
|TSCT 217||Rigging Qualification||2|
|TSCT 218||Healthcare Construction||1|
|TSCT 219||Fire Stopping||1|
|TSCT 220||Fall Protection||1|
|WVUE 270||Effective Public Speaking||3|
|ENGL 101||Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|MATH 121||Intro Concepts Of Mathematics||3|
|CS 101||Intro to Computer Applications||4|
Suggested Plan of Study
|WVUE 191||1||WVUE 270||3|
|TSCT 110||1||TSCT 115||2|
|TSCT 111||2||TSCT 120||2|
|TSCT 116||2||HIST 293 (GEF 5)||3|
|TSCT 117||1||TSCT 119||2|
|TSCT 118||1||TSCT 120||2|
|TSCT 210||1||ENGL 101 (GEF 1)||3|
|TSCT 211||1||MATH 121 (GEF 3)||3|
|TSCT 212||2||TSCT 215||1|
|TSCT 213||2||TSCT 120||1|
|TSCT 216||2||CS 101||4|
|TSCT 217||2||TSCT 220||1|
|TSCT 218||1||TSCT 120||2|
|Total credit hours: 60|
Major Learning Outcomes
Technical Studies: Carpentry Technology
- Communicate effectively in written and oral forms.
- Apply critical thinking to solve discipline-specific problems.
- Model social responsibility and receptive attitudes compatible with citizenship within a global society.
- Demonstrate the specific skills necessary to enter the workforce.