Running Start for Construction Careers

Running Start for Carpentry-NCCER Core Part B

Course Description

Creative? Want to leave your mark? Construction professionals are in demand.

This course provides an overview of construction and carpentry-related careers. Students learn about jobsite safety, proper tool usage and basic building principles.

  • Learn and enhance hand and power tool ability, blueprint drawing, and rigging skills.
  • Tour job sites and learn from construction site managers and general contractors.
  • Earn core course credit in the nationally recognized NCCER apprenticeship program and OSHA 10 safety credential.
  • Opportunity for paid internship following successful completion of program.
  • Textbooks provided by the instructor.

Registration Information

CARP 2196-901
CRN 83237
Capacity: 20

M/W 2-4:50pm
2/6 to 4/30

Associated Builders & Contractors
2821 Broadway Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM


Must have transportation to class and internship location(s).
Career Pathways Covered
Carpenter’s Apprentice Carpenter Construction Superintendent Project Manager
Entry Level Salary $11,082 $22,165 $42,205 $46,350
Average Salary $22,165 $44,330 $84,410 $92,700
Education Required Training Apprenticeship Required Training or Certificate/Degree Certificate/Degree

Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Andrew Mathis

Executive Director Running Start For Careers


Amanda Glennon

Outreach Services Office Central New Mexico Community College


Carla Kugler

Industry Partner| ABC

505-830-4222 ext. 102


Complete the online admissions process by going to Be sure to select Dual Credit as your application type and you won’t be charged for tuition or registration fees.