College of Technical Sciences
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
The Carpentry Technology program at MSU-Northern offers in-depth training for a career in the construction industry. As a competency-based carpentry school, the program emphasizes technical skills, mathematics, and hands-on experience to prepare you to safely and effectively perform job-related carpentry tasks.
Multi-disciplinary – Sharpen your skills with carpenter education courses that include topics in mixed electrical fundamentals, technical graphics, and welding for a well-rounded construction background.
Broad Career Skills – Complete a foundation in coursework that includes classes in writing, math, and communications for relevant career skills.
The construction industry employs more people and contributes more to the nation's economy than any other industry. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a faster than average growth in the carpenter jobs through 2020. This means that there is a source of well paying jobs and opportunities, especially for those who hold a construction degree. Graduates of MSU-Northern's carpenter school go on to pursue careers as journeyman carpenters, master carpenters, project and construction managers, architects, estimators, and general contractors.
“The academic and technical offerings available to students at MSU-Northern will
propel them to be able to be competitive in the global marketplace while giving
Montana a trained workforce that can respond quickly and flexibly to specific industry
Paul Tuss, Executive Director Bear Paw Development
“The shortfall in construction is not projected, it is here! Your new program is
of great interest to us.”
Jim Lake, Vice President Swank Enterprises
“Presently I am turning away 50% of the projects that come into our office due to
a lack of qualified construction workers. I would whole heartedly support such a
program, and would offer any assistance my firm could make to get the program off
Brad Lotton, President Lotton Construction, Inc
“It is imperative that industry and education work together to develop a new generation
of workers in the skilled trades. This need cannot be overstated.”
Evan Peacock, Project Manager Dick Anderson Construction, INC.
* The AAS and CAS in Carpentry Technology are currently in Moratorium. We are not accepting new students into these programs. Students currently enrolled will be able to complete the degree or certificate. These programs are being reviewed and may become available in the future.