Basic Carpentry


Gain practical skills you can apply at home, in your community and to your career in the basic carpentry program at UAF. Taught by professionals with decades of carpentry experience, this hands-on program provides specialized training for working in Alaska and northern climates. You’ll also learn ways to save money by doing self-home repairs.

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Why Study Basic Carpentry at UAF?

  • Gain specialized skills for carpentry jobs in Alaska and the North.

  • Engage in hands-on learning through classroom projects.

  • Learn from carpentry professionals with decades of experience.

Hands-on learning in the basic carpentry program

At UAF’s College of Rural and Community Development, you’ll develop practical skills through hands-on training. These are a few examples of what you’ll learn in the basic carpentry program:

  • How to safely use hand and power tools and personal protection equipment (PPE).
  • Construction measuring.
  • Floor systems.
  • Roof framing.
  • How to install windows and exterior doors.
  • How to install floor coverings.



Get Started on Your Basic Carpentry Training

Take the next step toward earning your occupational endorsement in carpentry. We have the resources to help you get started.