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Carpentry Home

Schedule Spring 2016

New Student Orientation

Carpentry at Laney College

Tues Jan 19 2016

10am – 11:30am


  • Program Requirements
  • Certificates and Degrees
  • Career Opportunities
  • Student Support Services at Laney
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship options
  • Tiny House Classes
  • Passive House Project

WHEN:  Jan 19: 10am – 11:30am

WHERE: G -160  Carpentry Lab

Coffee and Pastries will be provided


Register for Classes Here

FramingLearn on the job and in the classroom, Laney college carpentry program gives you experience and the skills necessary to find work in construction and contracting. We are building a high performance home in Oakland and we are also building a “Tiny House” as part of a state wide competition. Come join our team. All skill levels welcome.

Passive House

The Carpentry Department is collaborating with the City of Oakland, Oakland Rotary and California Passive House on a unique project. We are building a extremely energy efficient house incorporating sustainable concepts, comfort and the ultimate in indoor air quality. The students are building and finishing everything – except for plumbing, electrical, roofing and mechanical system installations.


Tiny House

We are also building our second “Tiny House” called the Wedge, part of a state wide competition, challenging colleges and universities throughout California to build a Net Zero Tiny house. We are in the framing stage looking to finish in time for the judging in Sacramento in October 2016.


Currently under construction, the FabLab will be open to all Laney students in Spring 2016.



  • Carpentry Brochure (PDF – 1.4 MB)

    Carpentry Brochure