H-D High School students receive NIACC credit for carpentry

Briana Flack, a student at Hampton-Dumont High School, certifies measuring instruments as part of the NIACC Building Trades program last week. ETHAN STOETZER/HAMPTON CHRONICLE

Though last week was national construction week, Hampton-Dumont High Schoolers have turned one week of practicing the profession, into a full year, college credit course.

For the first time, beginning this year, H-D high school students can receive college credit from the North Iowa Area Community College building trades program.

This fall, Teacher Dave Harms is teaching Carpentry Fundamentals I, and in the spring, will switch to Carpentry Fundamentals II. Both courses receive four college credits, for a total of eight college credits. These two courses are the foundation of NIACC's building trades program, which is a one-year program.

“We are really excited about this opportunity,” said Counselor Tricia Christensen.

Read the full story in the October 11 edition.