Program Summary:

Skilled carpenters are in high demand! Master the skills and knowledge required to find immediate employment or advancement in the residential construction industry.

This two-year Associates in Occupational Studies (AOS) degree is specifically designed to meet growing state-wide needs for a skilled labor force in construction.

SUNY Sullivan, in collaboration with the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, created this pathway program: apprentices who have successfully completed the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund Pathways Curriculum earn credit for work-based learning that counts toward the required coursework in Carpentry. Students will then complete the rest of the coursework at SUNY Sullivan.

SUNY Sullivan’s Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) two-year degree requirements:
Apprentices who complete the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund Pathways Curriculum, will qualify for work-based experience credit for the required CAR classes listed in the program (20 credits)

About the Hudson Valley North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

The Hudson Valley North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters state-of- the-art training facility is located in Rock Tavern, New York.

All courses are led by United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) certified training coordinators. All training coordinators have received their training from the UBC Apprenticeship Training Department in Las Vegas, Nevada and are considered to be the foremost authority in their certified areas of expertise.

How to apply to become an apprentice:

  • To apply to the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund apprenticeship program you must first attend one of their information sessions, which are held on the first Monday of every Month.
  • The online application will be available to candidates at the conclusion of the information session.
  • Applicants are called for an interview once the application is received.
  • Following the interview applicants are placed on the NY State Labor Department ranking list.
  • Once A spot becomes available, applicants are contacted to join the North Atlantic States Carpenter Training Fund.

For more information call 845-567-1810.

The SUNY Sullivan


Upon completion of the Construction Technology AOS, graduates will have:

  • Built carpentry competencies considered of critical importance to the home building industry

  • The foundation for movement to other craft areas, as well as for framing, finishing, and remodeling/renovation

  • Created a performance profile that documents their competencies in the carpentry industry

  • The opportunity to enroll at Alfred State to earn a Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) in Construction Supervision following completion of the two-year AOS degree

Advanced Residential Carpentry I 
Advanced Residential Carpentry II 
Advanced Residential Carpentry III 
Advanced Residential Carpentry IV 
Advanced Residential Carpentry V
Math Elective
English Composition I 
Computer Applications OR Computer Literacy 
Introduction to Green Buildings 
Principles of Management
Fundamentals of Speech 
Business Communications 
Green Building Materials 
Science Elective
Advanced First Aid & CPR 
Residential Electrical 
Fundamentals of Accounting 
Free Elective 
HIS Elective 


Interested in Transferring to a SUNY 4-year college?

Check out SUNY’s Course Equivalencies to find out what and how courses will transfer.

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