Carpentry and Building Trades


Are you interested in getting training and getting to work?
Do you want a skill set that employers can be assured meets trade standards?
Do you want to study in a well equipped shop?

Southeastern Illinois College prepares students for employment! Students learn basic carpentry, measurement, and blueprint reading skills in classroom and lab settings. The program is designed with OSHA safety training, CPR and first aid, as well as an employment skills course that helps students learn to network for employment.

Whether you've already completed high school or are a high school junior or senior at one of the schools in our district, you can start training NOW for a hands-on career in carpentry! The Carpentry and Building
Trades certificate program at SIC is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the construction industry in about two semesters. Also, a student may choose to obtain additional training with the Level II certificate in the program.

The Carpentry and Building Trades shop and classroom is located in the Robert Gregg Technology Building on the main campus in Harrisburg, IL.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Carpentry jobs are projected to grow 20% from 2010-2020 and the median pay (2010) is $39,530 a year.

Carpentry page

Interested students should contact our SIC Recruiters at 618-252-5400 ext. 2245 and 2325, or email

Curriculum Guides:        Certificate      Certificate(Level 2)