College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
CARP

CARP 101 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

This course provides knowledge of safe practices for construction workers, including the use of hand tools, power tools, ladders, and scaffolding, as well as the personal awareness necessary to minimize the chance of accidents. Materials used in residential construction are discussed in terms of use, size, and packaging.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 1, 0) Fall

CARP 120 CONSTRUCTION PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Skills necessary to understand and interpret blueprints in the building trades are gained by interpreting a specific group of plans found in a complete set of blueprints, practical exercises in reading samples from the trade, and by identifying the symbols and terminology of blueprints. This includes an introduction to the writing and interpretation of construction specifications which would accompany a set of blueprints and the building contracts.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 3) Fall

CARP 130 LIGHT FRAME CONSTRUCTION THEORY

This course provides the construction theory related to the layout of a building, footing and foundations, and the rough framing of a residential structure. The different framing members' purpose, placement, sizing, and fastening methods are studied. Various framing systems are discussed. Applied mathematics is included as required by course content.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0) Fall

CARP 140 LIGHT FRAME CONSTRUCTION LABORATORY

Students apply the principles of building layout, floor framing, and the construction of wall and ceiling systems used in residential construction. Also included is the framing of the various types of roof designs that carpenters should be familiar with. Students practice cutting and fitting structural members in laboratory situations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: CARP 130

(4: 0, 12) Fall

CARP 150 FINISH CARPENTRY

This lecture course covers the theory related to the exterior and interior finish of a residential structure. Specifications for the various materials are covered, as are the various products available and their application procedures. Applied mathematics is included as required by course material.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0) Spring

CARP 160 FINISH CARPENTRY LABORATORY

This course covers the exterior and interior materials used in residential construction and the methods of installation. Exterior materials include those used for roofing, siding, and gutter systems as well as window and door units. Interior finish covers floor, wall, and ceiling finish, the construction of basic stairways, and the cutting and fitting of interior trim.

Prerequisite: None

(4: 0, 12) Spring

CARP 170 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING

This course introduces students to common quantity take-off procedures for estimating residential construction materials. Materials for foundations, framing, exterior finish, and interior finish will be estimated and organized for contract bidding purposes using a computer spreadsheet. Labor costs and material pricing, scheduling, and deliveries will be considered.

Prerequisites: CARP 120, CARP 130, and MATH 102

(3: 2, 3) Spring

CARP 180 ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONSTRUCTION

Students develop knowledge of the materials used to insulate a residential structure, understanding of Model Energy Code and how it affects homebuilders, the effect of energy-efficient construction practices on indoor air quality, and the theory of how a building loses heat and how this loss is calculated.

Prerequisite: MATH 090

(3: 3, 0) Spring

CARP 190 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT SKILLS

This course provides an overview of requirements essential to the establishment and operation of a small contracting business. Factors and legal considerations necessary to the performance of this operation are covered along with knowledge and skills necessary to make a carpenter employable in today's market.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0) Spring

CARP 210 RESIDENTIAL REMODELING THEORY

This course introduces students to the field of residential remodeling. Subjects covered include additions to existing structures, dormers, kitchen and bathroom design, renovating and remodeling, re-roofing, and re-siding. Special problems and considerations will be discussed. Also included are managing a remodeling business, estimating and related costs, and the selling of remodeling services.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of certificate program or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0) Fall

CARP 220 RESIDENTIAL REMODELING LABORATORY

This hands-on course uses off-campus projects and in-house labs to introduce students to the field of residential remodeling. Many of the skills acquired in the first-year program are put to use to complete these projects. Field projects are chosen for their value in meeting the goals and objectives of the remodeling option offered by the Carpentry program. In-house lab projects are used when necessary to present tasks and skills which may not be available in the field.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of certificate program or permission of the instructor

(4: 0, 12) Fall

CARP 240 ADVANCED FRAMING PRINCIPLES

This course gives students a broader-based understanding of framing principles learned in CARP 130 and CARP 140. Topics include mathematical aspects of framing problems, principles of truss construction, residential framing, member sizing, and solutions to real-life framing problems.

Prerequisite: CARP 130 and MATH 102

(3: 3, 0) Fall

CARP 260 HEAVY CONSTRUCTION

This course introduces students to the field of heavy construction and the use of reinforced concrete, steel, and heavy timber as construction materials. Foundations; floor, wall and roof systems; and various design techniques for heavy construction projects are discussed. Students are also made aware of the many career opportunities available in the heavy construction field.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0) Fall

CARP 290 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

A residential construction job site has a number of trades which must work together. This course prepares students to work efficiently with plumbing and electrical tradespersons by providing a basic understanding of these systems and how they operate.

Prerequisite: None

(2: 1, 3) Fall

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