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CIP Code - 460201

Mission

The mission of the Technical Diploma in Carpentry is to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to layout, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures using hand and power tools. The program also includes instruction in areas such as common systems of framing, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and finish carpentry techniques.

Program Description

The Technical Diploma in Carpentry is a one-year technical program designed to prepare individuals for the construction industry through the development of personal professional areas, specifically placing emphasis upon professional work habits expected of employees in this specific industry.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Technical Diploma in Carpentry
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS): Carpentry Technician II
 Technical Competency Area (CTA): Carpentry Technician I
 Technical Competency Area (CTA): Carpenter’s Helper

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of, safety and health procedures, safe operation of hand and power tools, materials handling and maintaining a safe working environment.
Apply technical math skills as it relates to the construction industry.
Exhibit the ability to read and interpret house plans.
Demonstrate and use of transits, levels and other measuring devises to lay out a building site and erect batter boards.
Demonstrate the skills needed to build forms for patios, sidewalks, and house slabs.
Demonstrate the skills needed for framing walls and ceilings.
Demonstrate layout and framing skills used in basic and more complex roof design.
Apply various interior and exterior finishes, materials, and trim.
Demonstrate basic cabinetmaking skills to include face frames, drawers, and doors.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

ORNT1000

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

1

0

1

15

CARP1110

INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY

1

0

1

45

CARP1120

HAND TOOLS

1

1

2

75

CARP1130

POWER TOOLS

2

2

4

120

TCA - Carpenter's Helper

8

255

CARP1140

BUILDING MATERIALS

1

1

2

75

CARP2620

APPLIED MATHEMATICS I

2

1

3

90

TCA - Carpentry Technician I

13

420

CARP1150

BLUEPRINT READING

2

3

5

150

CARP2110

SITE LAYOUT

1

1

2

75

CARP2120

FOUNDATIONS AND FLOOR FRAMING

2

3

5

135

CARP2131

WALL AND CEILING FRAMING

0

4

4

135

CTS - Carpentry Technician II

29

915

CPTR1000

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

1

1

2

45

CARP2210

ROOFING I

2

4

6

165

CARP2220

ROOFING II

2

4

6

180

CARP2230

EXTERIOR FINISH AND TRIM

1

2

3

105

CARP2310

INTERIOR FINISH AND TRIM

1

2

3

105

CARP2320

CABINETMAKING

2

4

6

180

JOBS2450

JOB SEEKING SKILLS

2

0

2

30

TD - Carpentry

57

1725

Optional Elective

CSRV1000

CUSTOMER SERVICE

3

0

3

45

CSRV2000

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

3

0

3

45

ENTP1000

FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

0

3

45

With approval from the Chief Academic Officer/designee, the following courses may be substituted for any of the above course requirements.

CARP2991

SPECIAL PROJECTS I

0

1

1

30

CARP2993

SPECIAL PROJECTS II

0

2

2

60

CARP2995

SPECIAL PROJECTS III

0

3

3

90

CARP2996

SPECIAL PROJECTS IV

3

0

3

45

CARP2997

PRACTICUM

0

3

3

135

CARP2999

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

0

3

3

135