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Residential Carpentry Courses

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CARP 102     Core Curriculum     (2 credits)
Core curriculum from The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), consists of eight modules which are: "Basic Safety," "Construction Math," "Hand Tools" "Power Tools," "Blueprints," "Basic Rigging," "Communication Skills," and "Employability Skills." This course is a prerequisite for all NCCER "Craft Level Training," (regardless of the craft).

CARP 109     PRE BULE PRINT READING     (2 credits)
Designed to review the proper use of an architectural scale, drawing floor plans using standard scales from 1/8"-1/2"=1. Explores elevations, electrical and plot plans, and begins basic blueprint reading.

CARP 110     Blueprint Reading     (2 credits)
Designed to provide the basic understanding of standard residential blueprints including plot plans, foundation plans, floor plans, elevations, details of mechanical and electrical plans, and a basic understanding of residential building codes.

CARP 112     Introduction to the Green Environment     (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to an understanding of the green mind-set. Discussions will cover the impact of building on the green environment within the context of market realities.

CARP 115     Site Layout and Foundation Construction     (3 credits)
Students will receive training and hands-on experience in preparation of a building site and foundation construction. Instruction will include laying out building lines, establishing batter boards, concrete footings and foundations, and studying alternate foundation systems.

CARP 119     BEGINNING FRAMING     (3 credits)
This course examines types of wood, construction materials, site layout, builder levels, concrete, rough framing, interior and exterior finish, and energy efficiency. A lab will include building and finishing a storage shed along with student designed projects.

CARP 120     Principles of Framing     (3 credits)
This is a comprehensive course which concerns instruction and study on the techniques and practices required for successful employment as a framing carpenter. Areas covered will include layout of floors and walls, engineering truss systems, joist and rafter systems, and stairway construction.

CARP 125     Framing I     (6 credits)
This lab will increase the student's knowledge, skills, and proficiency in framing by applying the techniques learned in 120-Principles of Framing. Activities will center around the actual construction of a house.

CARP 130     Exterior Finish     (2 credits)
This course deals with the basics of residential exterior finish. Instruction will include units on fascia and soffit construction, windows and exterior door installation, and siding and roofing.

CARP 135     Framing II     (4 credits)
This course is designed to increase students knowledge and skill in residential construction. Activities will center around specialty exterior and interior framing during the construction of an actual house.

CARP 140     Principles of Interior Finish     (3 credits)
This course provides an understanding of materials and processes used in interior finishing. Instruction will include units in drywall, interior doors, interior trim, floor underlayment and applying finishes.

CARP 145     Interior Finish     (6 credits)
This lab will increase the student's knowledge, skills and proficiency in interior finishing by applying techniques learned in 140-Principles of Interior Finish. Activities will center around the construction of an actual house.

CARP 155     House Design and Code Requirements     (2 credits)
Students will study home design and code requirements. Interior, exterior and environmental factors affecting the design of homes will be considered and explored.

CARP 160     Concrete Systems Technology     (3 credits)
This course is designed to give students a basic knowledge of and skill in concrete technology. Training will include presentations by and visits to offices, plants and laboratories of concrete construction professionals, as well as applied practices.

CARP 175     Construction Equipment     (4 credits)
The course will provide instruction in the principles and use of commercial construction equipment. Training will combine classroom presentations, demonstrations, videos, and safe operating procedures. Safety will be emphasized.

CARP 294     Independent Study     (1-3 credits)
Independent or directed study of special topics in carpentry. Department chairperson approval required.

CARP 299     Special Topics     (1-3 credits)
Variable instructional topics in the field of carpentry. Repeatable as long as content varies. Consent of department chairperson.

CARP 195-295     Service Learning     (1-3 credits)
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.

CARP 197-297     Cooperative Education/lnternship     (1-3 credits)
Repeatable up to six semester hours. Students get on-the-job experience under qualified supervision in carpentry occupations. Work hours are arranged by the employer, adviser, and student. Student progress is checked by oral and written reports from the employer. Student adviser conferences are held to discuss progress and/or problems. All co-op experiences are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Consent of department chairperson.