Carpentry Apprenticeship

Carpentry Apprenticeship program at NWCCD

Carpentry Apprenticeship

  • Carpentry Apprenticeship

Sheridan College
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Degree Options: Certificate 

From framework and stairwells to kitchen cabinets and drywall, dynamic carpentry apprentices build, install, construct and repair an assortment of structures. Skilled carpenters work on homes, office buildings, shopping malls, sports venues, restaurants, schools and more. You can, too. As a student in the NWCCD Carpentry Apprenticeship program you will learn and practice the necessary skills for carpentry and homebuilding, preparing you to pursue a career as a journeyman carpenter, working your way toward becoming a licensed general contractor. The program is offered at Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

The versatile carpentry field is growing across the region and nation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increased homebuilding and remodeling activities have led to an increased demand for carpenters in virtually every state. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that from 2012-2022 over 218,000 jobs will be added to this field, an increase of over 24%.


Careers and Opportunities

Carpenters build tall buildings, install kitchen cabinets, craft doorframes and more. NWCCD Carpentry Apprenticeship graduates work in the carpentry industry, many moving up to become master carpenters and licensed general contractors. Earning NWCCD’s highly regarded career and technical education credentials, which follow national standards and curriculums, will ensure you have the skills to succeed.  You can join a Carpentry field like:


  • Cabinetmaking
  • General contracting
  • Framework
  • Home building
  • Commercial building
  • Industrial carpentry
  • Drywall installation


We are proud to see our NWCCD Carpentry Apprentices advance their careers to become licensed general contractors.


Our Program

NWCCD Carpentry Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion program is a successful and highly regarded program. As a student in our Carpentry Apprenticeship program, you will receive important hands-on training, helping build multiple homes through strong community partnerships, including Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns in Wyoming.


The Carpentry Apprenticeship program follows industry standards and curriculums, and offers evening classes to accommodate working schedules. As a student in the program, you will have the opportunity to compete in the annual Wyoming SkillsUSA competitions. Many of our students have won top honors at the state level and earned trips to the National SkillsUSA Championships, getting to travel to places like Kansas City and Louisville, Kentucky.



The Carpentry field is one of the fastest growing in the nation. Where will your certificate take you?


Faculty and Community

Our NWCCD faculty are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dedicated to your success. They will teach you the vital carpentry skills to help you in your career.


NWCCD also has strong relationships with local and national construction industries, including Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns in Wyoming and the Big Horn Home Builders Association, which supports completing apprentices with tool vouchers. These industry leaders ensure our students are learning the hands-on skills to compete and thrive in the carpentry field.



Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070