Construction Trades Career Diploma


Learn the skills you need for a career as a Carpenter – at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster.

There are certain skills you need to begin a career as a Carpenter. The Penn Foster distance learning Construction Trades program helps you learn about:

  • Construction drawings
  • Building codes and building layout
  • Lumber, building materials, and fasteners
  • Floor, wall, stair, and roof framing
  • Finishing floors and ceilings

And you’ll learn it all at home – no classroom needed! The Penn Foster Construction Trades program can help you acquire all the skills you need to become a professional!

Why complete a distance learning Construction Trades training program? With the right credentials, you can:

  • Work for a contractor, or start your own business and be your own boss.
  • Choose your hours and projects.
  • Save money doing your own repair work.

Demand for workers with carpentry skills will increase 20% by 2020.1 Skilled Carpenters are in demand around the nation to work on new construction as well as remodel existing buildings. The demand for Carpenters will provide the opportunity for career independence you’ve been looking for!



Why Choose Penn Foster Career

As a leader in online education, Penn Foster Career School helps students take the first steps toward a new career with over 80 diploma and certificate programs. Our online programs are regionally and nationally accredited, flexible, and affordable. You will get the quality you deserve with our faculty of instructors and industry experts, support from our active student community, and career services you can start using as soon as you enroll.



To take advantage of our special TUITION DISCOUNTS or to ask questions about any of our programs, please call us toll-free at 1.888.427.1600, or click below to request more information.



* The Final Semester at No Cost promotion does not include any practicum or resident lab training fees. To qualify for this offer, A.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 30 Penn Foster credits and B.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 60 Penn Foster credits prior to the final semester.

Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2020. Source: “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.