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Carpenter Career Diploma

Prepare for a Career in Carpentry

Penn Foster Career School's online carpentry training program includes practical hands-on exercises, as well as a work experience option that allows you to get real-world experience by applying the skills you've learned at a local facility in your community under the guidance of a building professional.

Why become a Carpenter?

With Penn Foster Career School, you can learn how to become a carpenter at home at a pace that’s right for you. This carpentry training program also includes tools and learning aids, such as an architect scale, construction print set, and instructional videos. When you graduate, you'll receive two reference textbooks: Finish Carpentry and Smart Business for Contractors.
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?

Self-Paced
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge to help you prepare for a career as a Carpenter.​
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Accredited
Proven Reputation
With 44,000 graduates in 2017 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Community
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real time with other Carpentry students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.

Carpentry Training Course Details

Penn Foster Career School’s online carpentry training will cover how to plan and prepare projects, implement and assess workplace and project requirements, as well as provide hands-on project practice.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Carpentry training online today.
I graduated from the Carpenter, Home Inspector, Residential Electrician, HVAC Technician, Plumber, and Landscaping Technology Programs. They are all excellent programs! Penn Foster programs are great!
Alfred P.
Carpenter Graduate
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Where Can I Get a Job as a Carpenter?

Carpenters may work for residential or nonresidential construction businesses and contractors. Many carpenters own their own business. Carpentry jobs are expected to increase 24% in the coming years, which is much faster than the average occupation. The median pay for a carpenter is $45,170 per year.¹
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Get started today on your path toward helping others as a Carpenter with Penn Foster Career School’s accredited, online program.

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," Carpenters, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth and salary in your area may be different.
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