Does carpentry school sound right for you?
You take pride in your craftsmanship – or craftswomanship – and you care about getting the job done right the first time.
You feel at home working with a team to take a project from the planning stage to reality.
You’d rather do physical work in the outdoors than spend your career stuck in an office, sitting at a desk.
Does this sound like you? If so, carpentry school at Ranken could be the path to a successful and rewarding career.
Graduates of Ranken’s Carpentry and Building Construction Technology program are qualified for employment with both unions and non-union building contractors specializing in new construction, home remodeling or in industry maintenance departments.
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Why choose Ranken to learn carpentry?
If you want to learn carpentry, but aren’t sure how to become a carpenter, Ranken’s carpentry and building construction program may be just what you’re looking for.
We focus on practical experience, giving you at least fifteen hours per week of hands-on training, whether it’s in our large, modern shop space, or out on a real job site.
We also prepare you to hold a job in the field by teaching you about blueprint reading and estimating.
At Ranken, you won’t just learn carpentry, you’ll get real-world experience on a residential job site. In your final two semesters, you’ll take those skills to the job site to build a home through Ranken’s Community Development Corporation (RCDC).
RCDC homes are built using the latest energy-efficient building techniques. Through our participation in Ameren Missouri’s ActOnEnergy ConstructionSavers program and Energy Star inspections, students receive comprehensive instruction in the most up-to-date sustainable construction technologies and techniques.