Build your future while gaining real-world experience.


The Carpentry Program at Southeast Technical will help you learn the skills you need to enter this demanding field upon graduation.

Carpenters make up the largest group of building-trade workers.

Carpenters work quickly, accurately, and efficiently to maximize use of time and materials. Lab work is built into the curriculum at Southeast Technical so that you will have experience in several areas of carpentry, making you more skilled and employable. Skills in planning, designing, estimating, and blueprint reading are also integral parts of the carpentry program at Southeast Technical.

Each year, the students in our Carpentry program build a house from the ground up.

Major Offerings

Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Produce quality carpentry labor working safely under the direction of a construction foreman.
  2. Understand basic carpentry theory and apply the use of hand and power tools of the carpentry trade.
  3. Communicate efficiently with the construction company and its employees.
  4. Produce adequate math skills to be able to solve math related construction problems on site.

Placement & Costs

Program Job Placement: 100%
Estimated Program Costs (PDF)

Career Opportunities

  • Professional Carpenter
  • Construction
  • Sales
  • Lumberyard
  • Commercial & Residential Carpentry
  • Cabinet Making
  • Union Carpentry
  • Construction Management

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer between MnSCU colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • Opportunities in this field are almost endless. You can take your training in several directions
  • Excellent placement history
  • There is an endless demand for durable, affordable, energy efficient housing.
  • Certificate programs are available for working carpenters who are looking for some additional training


  • Ralph Roemer has been teaching at Southeast Technical since 1978. He currently maintains ownership of a Residential Construction and Design business which he established in 1973. He received his Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education from Winona State University and a carpentry diploma from Winona Technical College.

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