Carpentry College Credits

There are a number of options for earning college credits at CPAVTS. It is important that students work with the Admissions Office at the school they plan on attending. Our Student Services office will help to guide students through this process as well.


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Students are CPAVTS and Pennsylvania College of Technology students at the same time.  Students leave High School with a college transcript.

These courses are offered at no cost to the student; however, they will be responsible for any textbooks required for the course.

These courses are part of the normal curriculum during for Level 3 students and the course is delivered during the normal Program time. Particicipation is optional for students but highly recommended. These Penn College credits can be used at many other schools across the state either as elective credits or towards a certification or degree.

BCT 103 Construction Hand Power Tools 1 Credit
BCT 109 Framing Principles 4 Credits




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All CPAVTS programs are approved by the Department of Education. Because of this, the 

following list of colleges have agreed to give CPAVTS students credit for the following courses when students enroll and meet the following requirements:

  1. 1.  Graduate from high school. 
  2. 2.  Earn a 2.5 GPA in the courses in your program area. 
  3. 3.  Earn a score of “Advanced” or “Competent” on the NOCTI exam.  
  4. 4.  Successfully complete all tasks on the Program of Study task list.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania


Delaware County Community College

CPT 100 - Introduction to Carpentry Principles
CPT 101 - Concepts of Carpentry Design

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

CARP 106 - Hand Tools and Power Tools
CARP 111 - Building Materials
CARP 182 - Construction Drawing and Blueprint Reading

Johnson College

CCM 166 - Interior Finishes
CCM 168 - Exterior Finishes
CCM 263 - Floor/Wall Framing Principles

Orleans Technical Institute

Carpentry 2003 - Carpentry Tools
Carpentry 2004 - Blueprints

Commonwealth Technical Institute

BR 101 - Building Repair I
CA 020 - Professional Growth & Development Application I



NOCTI / NCCRS: By scoring at or above 70% on an approved NOCTI Test, students may earn articulated credit at many institutionsClick Here for more information and to see lists of participating school.