Programa en Carpintería Fina, Wood Technology

Institution
State
California
Academic Level
Associate
Issue Area
Academic Program
Key Personnel
Program Focus
Bilingual /ESL,
Career/Workforce

Overview

Programa en Carpintería Fina trains students in high demand woodworking careers. Carpinteria includes contextualized, embedded math and VESL with initial bilingual instructional supports in a Wood Technology/Fine Woodworking program leading to a certificate and employment in this high skill, high wage industry in the Northern California Bay Area.

Program Description

Carpintería has delivered seven credit hours of fine woodworking instruction per semester to a total of 87 students, roughly 25 students per semester. Student retention rates are about 88% for Carpinteria students as compared to about 60% for the regular fine carpentry students. Most of the students enrolled in two semesters and took two classes per semester earning a total of 14 credit hours. Carpintería students have many more options open and paths to follow as a result of the program completion.

Outcome

Carpintería has delivered seven credit hours of fine woodworking instruction per semester to a total of 87 students, roughly 25 students per semester. Student retention rates are about 88% for Carpinteria students as compared to about 60% for the regular fine carpentry students. Most of the students enrolled in two semesters and took two classes per semester earning a total of 14 credit hours. Carpintería students have many more options open and paths to follow as a result of the program completion.