Carpentry (CARP)

CARP 102. Core Curriculum

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
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 Employabliity Skills. This course is a prerequisite for all NCCER Craft Level Training, (regardless of the craft).

CARP 110. Blueprint Reading

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
This course provides 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

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This course introduces students to an understanding of the green mind-set. Discussions cover the impact of building on the green environment within the context of market realities.

CARP 115. Site Layout and Foundation Construction

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
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 120. Principles of Framing

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
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

Credits: 6
Typically Offered: FALL
This lab will increase the student's knowledge, skills, and proficiency in framing by applying the techniques learned in CARP 120. Activities will center around the actual construction of a house.

CARP 130. Exterior Finish

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
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

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: SPRING
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

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
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

Credits: 6
Typically Offered: SPRING
This lab will increase the student's knowledge, skills and proficiency in interior finishing by applying techniques learned in CARP 140. Activities will center around the construction of an actual house.

CARP 150. Cabinetmaking

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Instruction in the design and layout of kitchens, cabinets, vanities, countertops, and built-in closets. Students will increase their knowledge, skill, and proficiency through actual construction of cabinets.

CARP 155. House Design and Code Requirements

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: SPRING
Students will study home design and code requirements. Interior, exterior and environmental factors affecting the design of homes will be considered and explored.