Lowe's Carpentry Career Diploma –Online Program

Offered by: Guild Education

College credits:

Course length: up to 10 months, self-paced



For Lowe's Employees: Now available in Charlotte, Denver, Pittsburgh, Richmond.

This self-paced online programs prepares students for an entry-level career in carpentry. The curriculum will provide students with an understanding of carpentry practices, techniques, tools and processes. Students will learn how to measure, cut, drill, join, fasten and finish.

The carpentry career diploma program will cover topics such as:
  • Necessary materials, hand and power tools for construction
  • Codes, safety concepts, and safety equipment
  • Construction processes to create building layouts
  • Blueprints and site preparation methods
  • Construction materials: lumber, building materials, fasteners, etc. 
  • Framing techniques: floors, stairs, exterior and interior walls, etc. 


Lessons in carpentry career diploma include:
  • Intro to Building Trades
  • Building Codes, Building Layouts, and Blueprints
  • Siding, Porches and Decks
  • Hand Tools, Power Tools
  • Roof framing and roofing
  • Stair framing, insulation, ventilation
  • Interior wall and ceiling finish
  • Exterior finish, porches, and decks

Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


Depending on employer Tuition Assitance policy and eligibility, Guild students can pay as little as $0 in out-of-pocket costs by taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
  • The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit and/or $2000 Lifetime Learning Credit.
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.


Guild's courses are designed to support the needs of working adults.

You can take this course online, at your own speed. In addition to your self-paced materials, you will also participate in live, virtual sessions for one hour each week with peers and an instructor. You will receive support from your personal coach and a lead instructor - both are committed to your success. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.