Carpentry in Colorado

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Schools Offering Carpentry Programs in Colorado


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Colorado graduates receive certificates in carpentry. In other words, every year an estimated 123 carpenters graduate from Colorado's 5 carpentry schools.

Top Schools

Emily Griffith Opportunity School, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a carpentry program. It is located in Denver. 76 students graduated with a certificate in carpentry from Emily Griffith Opportunity School in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a carpentry program is Pickens Technical College. Pickens Technical College, which was ranked 74th in the country in 2010, is located in Aurora. 22 students graduated with certificate in carpentry from Pickens Technical College in 2010. Pickens Technical College charged in-state students $2,226 in tuition fees per year.

Red Rocks Community College, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a carpentry program. It is located in Denver. 12 students graduated with certificate in carpentry from Red Rocks Community College in 2010. Students at Red Rocks Community College paid $2,625 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's carpentry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,033 per year, though tuition can range from $2,822 per year to $2,226 per year. In 2010, the carpentry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Pueblo Community College - located in Pueblo, students are charged $2,822 per year
  2. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  3. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Colorado carpentry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pickens Technical College - located in Aurora, students are charged $2,226 per year
  2. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year
  3. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year

A carpentry certificate from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado carpentry graduates become carpenters. Colorado had 12,520 carpenters in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Colorado carpenters:

  1. Adams County - 6,400 carpenters
  2. Eagle County - 1,380 carpenters
  3. El Paso County - 1,230 carpenters

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 21,720 carpenters will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of carpenters to shrink by -7%.

Salary

On average, carpenters earn $41,660 per year. In 2010, however, some Colorado carpenters earned as little as less than $17,350 per year or as much as more than $78,630 per year. On average a carpenter earns the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Eagle County - $52,070 per year
  2. Archuleta County - $45,460 per year
  3. Pueblo County - $42,450 per year

The following counties in Colorado have the lowest average salaries for carpenters:

  1. Alamosa County - $30,350 per year
  2. Chaffee County - $33,030 per year
  3. Weld County - $35,140 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in carpentry. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as locksmithing or plumbing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Carpentry in Colorado
  • Certificate in Carpentry in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,022 miles from location Arapahoe Community College Littleton CO 10.5442 n/a 9,969
7,027 miles from location Red Rocks Community College Denver CO 12.8922 n/a 9,143
7,016 miles from location Pueblo Community College Pueblo CO 11.594 n/a 6,592
7,019 miles from location Emily Griffith Opportunity School Denver CO 29.376 n/a 2,230
7,008 miles from location Pickens Technical College Aurora CO 25.924 n/a 1,362
 

Curious what studying Carpentry gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Colorado

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Carpenters + 12,520 $41,660 -27.1%
2
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters + 1,670 $31,380 -2.9%
3
Helpers--Carpenters + 310 $29,720 -67.4%
 

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