Carpentry

CARP-100: Carpentry Basics I, Credits = 1 - 18
Introduction to basic carpentry, featuring classroom as well as on-site instruction. On-site experiences will emphasize procedures of basic building construction, as well as de-construction and remodeling. Topics include building materials, proper and safe use of tools and machines, building maintenance and safety. This course is part of the Carpentry Assistant program.

CARP-101: Carpentry Basics II, Credits = 1 - 18
Hands on, fast track course designed for those interested in carpentry basics. Field experience will cover a wide range of projects in remodeling, weatherization and new construction with an emphasis on energy efficiency. This course is part of the Carpentry Assistant program. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CARP-181: Introduction to Carpentry, Credits = 1 - 18
Introduction to the construction industry and principles of residential building construction. On-site work that includes excavation, footings, foundations, wall framing, trusses, sheathing and tool safety. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CARP-182: On-Site Work: Exterior Finish, Credits = 1 - 20
Continue to build upon skills in framing methods, roof framing, siding, roofing materials, and insulation installment. Students will gain knowledge in learning how to work with blueprints that are used in construction. Topics range from building materials, the proper and safe use of tools and machines, and the major processes of building construction. On-site work including: exterior finish, roofing, insulation, sheetrock, taping, and texture. Prerequisite: CARP 181 or instructor permission.

CARP-183: On-Site Work: Interior Finish, Credits = 1 - 20
On-site work including: installation of door frames, doors, interior wall finish, window and door trim, installation of cabinets and flooring. Prerequisite: CARP 182 or instructor permission.

CARP-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 18
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the construction industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: CARP 192.

CARP-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 1 - 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: CARP 191.

CARP-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Study and train to meet established local needs in the carpentry industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CARP-284: Advanced Work in Layout, Credits = 1 - 20
Advanced work in layout of building, roof framing, and use of level and transit will be covered. Estimating materials for site, study of concrete types and their importance in the trade, and types of fasteners and their uses. Prerequisite: CARP 183 or instructor permission.

CARP-285: Advanced Blueprint Reading, Credits = 1 - 18
Definitions of architectural symbols; to understand plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and applications; the layout and construction of chimney and fireplaces will be covered. Prerequisite: CARP 284 or instructor permission.

CARP-286: Advanced On-Site Work, Credits = 1 - 18
Advanced work on-site including: tile work, siding, concrete layout and estimating costs. Preparation for the journeyman examination. Prerequisite: CARP 285 or instructor permission.

CARP-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 18
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard carpentry curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

CARP-299: Leadership, Credits = 1
Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress.