Carpenters repair and construct building structures and frameworks that are made from various materials, including wood. These structures can include bridge supports, rafters, partitions, doorframes and stairways. Carpentry can also involve the installation of drywall, siding and kitchen cabinets. If you're considering a career as a carpenter, you may consider a Texas carpentry school or program to help prepare you for entry-level work.
Some carpenters may learn on the job, starting out by assisting a qualified carpenter. However, most carpenters can gather their skills through a program that involves an apprenticeship. There are several carpentry schools in Texas that can provide the relevant qualifications, these include:
By joining a program at a carpentry school in Texas, it can provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills required for you to go on and gain an apprenticeship within the trade. Your experiences throughout the program can involve classroom-based learning as well as hands on experiences that help you to develop your carpentry skills. During the program, you may learn about:
There aren't any specific licenses that need acquiring in order to become a carpenter in Texas. However, all carpenters will need to undergo and pass the 10- and 30-hour safety courses that are conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) is also offered by the National Association of Home Builders through the Home Builders Institute for those who want to earn a certificate before they take on an apprenticeship. Some technical schools do also offer carpentry degrees that are affiliated with contractor organizations or unions whilst some apprenticeship program credits may also count towards an associate's degree.
Schools for Carpenters in Texas are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Austin Community College District||Austin||Associate||33,508|
|Brazosport College||Lake Jackson||Bachelor||3,753|
|Coastal Bend College||Beeville||Associate||3,196|
|Houston Community College||Houston||Associate||43,518|
|McLennan Community College||Waco||Associate||8,079|
|North Lake College||Irving||Associate||9,835|
|Prairie View A & M University||Prairie View||Doctorate||8,382|
|Sam Houston State University||Huntsville||Doctorate||16,496|
|San Jacinto Community College||Pasadena||Associate||23,805|
|Southwest Texas Junior College||Uvalde||Associate||4,716|
|St Philips College||San Antonio||Associate||9,256|
|Texas A & M University||College Station||Doctorate||46,542|
|Texas A & M University-Commerce||Commerce||Doctorate||8,813|
|Texas State Technical College Harlingen||Harlingen||Associate||4,957|
|Texas State Technical College-West Texas||Sweetwater||Associate||1,639|
|Texas State University-San Marcos||San Marcos||Doctorate||28,121|
|University of Houston||Houston||Doctorate & First Professional||34,663|
|University of North Texas||Denton||Doctorate||34,710|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Carpenters relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
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