College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Carpentry and Building Trades - AOS
and
Carpentry - AAS

The Field

This field of study represents those skilled occupations that are instrumental in the construction and remodeling of residential and commercial buildings and structures. The construction industry is continually responding to our expanding population’s need for housing, and new materials and techniques are being used to create energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly buildings. These factors have combined to produce an industry that offers many career opportunities.

The Instructional Program

The Carpentry programs place their emphasis on the hand skills and techniques used in residential construction. These programs have a theoretical side as well, but their primary objective is to educate skilled craftsmen and craftswomen. Students in the Carpentry programs have regular assignments on actual job sites where they learn "on the job."  The programs are designed for employment, as well as for someone who wishes to start their own residential construction, remodeling or woodworking business.

Delhi offers two associate degrees in this area:

The A.O.S. Carpentry and Building Trades curriculum contains one math course, and is primarily aimed at employment.
The A.A.S. Carpentry curriculum contains liberal arts, math, and science courses, and lends itself to employment and/or transfer.

Career Options

The career opportunities in this field are numerous and diverse. For example, a carpenter, woodworker, or mason can work as an individual contractor and sole proprietor, or can be employed by a large corporation or institution as part of a building maintenance team. Other opportunities exist working for larger construction firms, building subcontractors, or specialized construction businesses. Those specializing in woodworking have other types of opportunities in cabinetmaking and interior finish construction.

Job titles associated with graduates of this program are:

A second option for graduates is to transfer to a four-year program in this field, including Delhi's B.T. in Construction Management. Other transfer options include: Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA (B.S. in Construction Management), and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) at Syracuse (B.S. in Wood Products Technology).

A related career option would be to transfer to a school with a Technology Education or a Vocational Education bachelor degree, which would lead to a teaching career at the high school level. In New York State, two schools that offer this degree are SUNY Oswego and SUNY Buffalo.

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.


Curriculum for A.O.S. Degree in Carpentry and Building Trades

SUNY Curriculum Code:  0503

First Semester

Course No.

Course                                            

Cr. Hrs.

CARP 101

Construction Safety

1

CARP 120

Construction Plans and Specifications 

3

CARP 130

Light Frame Construction Theory

 3 

CARP 140

Light Frame Construction Laboratory 

4

MATH 102

Mathematics for Applied Technology 

 3 

PEDH 220

First Aid: Responding to Emergencies

 2 

 

Total                                              

16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                            

Cr. Hrs.

CARP 150

Finish Carpentry             

3

CARP 160

Finish Carpentry Lab

4

CARP 170

Construction Estimating

3

CARP 180

Energy-Efficient Construction

3

CARP 240

Advanced Framing Principles

3

 

Total                                               

16

There are three options for the second year of the A.O.S.:

Option 1:  Remodeling-Masonry

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                           

Cr. Hrs.

CARP 190

Construction Employment Skills 

3

CARP 210

Residential Remodeling Theory

3

CARP 220

Residential Remodeling Laboratory 

 4 

CARP 290

Mechanical Systems

2

MASN 110

Masonry Fundamentals

3

 

Total                                              

15

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                            

Cr. Hrs.

ARCH 110

Computer-Aided Residential Drawings 

3

MASN 150

Finish Masonry

3

MASN 160

Finish Masonry Laboratory

4

MASN 170

Foundation Design

3

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement

2

 

Total

15

Degree Requirement: 62 credit hours

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Option 2: Remodeling-Cabinetmaking 

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                             

Cr. Hrs.

CARP 190

Construction Employment Skills 

3

CARP 210

Residential Remodeling Theory

3

CARP 220

Residential Remodeling Laboratory 

 4 

CARP 290

Mechanical Systems

2

WDWK 110

Basic Woodworking Theory

3

 

Total

15

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                             

Cr. Hrs.

ARCH 110

Computer-Aided Residential Drawings 

3

WDWK 210

Cabinet Construction Theory

3

WDWK 220

Cabinet Construction Laboratory

 4 

WDWK 230

Residential Millwork

3

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement

3

 

Total

16

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Option 3:  Woodworking-Cabinetmaking

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                 

Cr. Hrs.

WDWK 110

Basic Woodworking Theory

3

WDWK 120

Basic Woodworking Laboratory 

4

WDWK 130

Cabinet Design and Joinery

3

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement

3

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement

2

 

Total                                            

15

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                           

Cr. Hrs.

ARCH 110

Computer-Aided Residential Drawings

3

WDWK 210

Cabinet Construction Theory            

 3 

WDWK 220

Cabinet Construction Laboratory 

 4 

WDWK 230

Residential Millwork

3

____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement

3

 

Total

16

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Curriculum for the A.A.S. Degree in Carpentry

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1392

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CARP 101

Construction Safety

1

CARP 120

Construction Plans and Specifications 

3

CARP 130

Light Frame Construction Theory 

3

CARP 140

Light Frame Construction Laboratory 

 4 

MATH 128

College Algebra*

3

PEDH 220

First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 

 2 

 

Total

16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

CARP 150

Finish Carpentry Theory

3

CARP 160

Finish Carpentry Laboratory

4

CARP 180

Energy-Efficient Construction 

 3 

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

MATH 138

Trigonometry*

3

 

Total                                               

16

There are three options for the second year of the A.A.S.:

Option 1: Remodeling/Masonry Option

Third Semester

Course No.  Course  Cr. Hrs.
ARCH 110 Computer-Aided Residential Drawings  3
CARP 210 Residential Remodeling Theory   3 
CARP 220 Residential Remodeling Laboratory   4 
MASN 110 Masonry Fundamentals 3
 ____ ___ General Education Elective 3
  Total 16

 Fourth Semester

Course No.  Course  Cr. Hrs.
COMM 100  Public Speaking  
   or 3
ENGL 200  Advanced Composition   
MASN 150 Finish Masonry  3 
MASN 160 Finish Masonry Laboratory  4 
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
   or 4
SCIE 125  Exploring Physical Science Applications   
____ ___  General Education Elective  3
  Total 17

 

Option 2: Remodeling/Woodworking Option

Third Semester

Course No.  Course  Cr. Hrs.
ARCH 110 Computer-Aided Residential    Drawings  3
CARP 210 Residential Remodeling Theory  3 
CARP 220 Residential Remodeling Laboratory   4 
WDWK 110 Basic Woodworking Theory 3
 ____ ___ General Education Elective 3
  Total 16

Fourth Semester

Course No.  Course  Cr. Hrs.
COMM 100  Public Speaking  
   or 3
ENGL 200  Advanced Composition   
WDWK 210 Cabinet Construction Theory  3 
WDWK 220 Cabinet Construction Laboratory   4 
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
   or 4
SCIE 125  Exploring Physical Science Applications   
____ ___  General Education Elective  3
  Total 17

 

Option 3: Woodworking Option

Third Semester

Course No.  Course  Cr. Hrs.
ARCH 110 Computer-Aided Residential Drawings  3
WDWK 110 Basic Woodworking Theory 3
WDWK 120  Basic Woodworking Laboratory  4
WDWK 130  Cabinet Design and Joinery   3
 ____ ___ General Education Elective 3
  Total 16

 Fourth Semester

Course No.  Course  Cr. Hrs.
COMM 100  Public Speaking  
   or 3
ENGL 200  Advanced Composition   
WDWK 210 Cabinet Construction Theory  3 
WDWK 220 Cabinet Construction Laboratory   4 
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
   or 4
SCIE 125  Exploring Physical Science Applications   
____ ___  General Education Elective  3
  Total 17

Degree Requirement: 65 credit hours

Notes

*MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level math requirement for the A.O.S. degree. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for the A.A.S. degree.

Technical Standards:  In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.


Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration:

A.O.S. degree: An applicant must be a high school graduate with a minimum 73% overall average or a minimum 2500 GED test score. Algebra is recommended.

A.A.S. degree: An applicant must be a high school graduate with a minimum 73% overall average or a minimum 2500 GED test score, and 70% or higher on the Algebra Regents exam.


Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Carpentry A.A.S. program should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply knowledge of safe construction practices. 
  2. Understand and interpret blueprints in the building trades. 
  3. Understand and apply the principles of building layout, footing and foundation construction; and the framing of floor, wall, and roof sections of residential construction.
  4. Understand and apply the theory related to the exterior and interior finish of a residential structure. 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the materials used to insulate a residential structure; the NYS Energy Code; and the theory of how a building loses heat, and how this loss is calculated.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of major power tools used in cabinetmaking. 
  7. Understand and apply the principles of residential remodeling theory or apply an increasing level of skill and familiarity with basic woodworking hand and power tools to an increasingly complex series of projects.
  8. Understand and apply knowledge concerning cabinet design, joinery, abrasives, adhesives, coloring, and finishing as it applies to cabinetmaking. 
  9. Understand and apply the fundamental techniques, skills, and computer usage necessary in the construction industry, including word processing, spreadsheets, and CAD. 
  10. Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care. 

A graduate of the Carpentry and Building Trades A.O.S. program, regardless of concentration, should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply knowledge of safe construction practices.
  2. Understand and interpret blueprints in the building trades.
  3. Understand and apply the principles of building layout, footing, and foundation construction; and the framing of floor, wall, and roof sections of residential construction.
  4. Understand and apply the theory related to the exterior and interior finish of a residential structure, including stair design, layout, and construction.
  5. Perform the common quantity take-off procedures for estimating residential construction materials using a computer spreadsheet. 
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the materials used to insulate a residential structure; the NYS Energy Code; and the theory of how a building loses heat, and how this loss is calculated. 
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements essential to the establishment and operation of a small contracting business. 
  8. Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.

In addition to numbers 1-8 listed above for all concentrations, a graduate of the Carpentry A.O.S. program with a concentration in Remodeling and Finish Masonry should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the principles of residential remodeling theory, including additions to existing structures; dormers; kitchen and bathroom design; renovating and remodeling; re-roofing, and re-siding.
  2. Understand and apply mathematical solutions to various advanced framing situations.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of plumbing and electrical systems so that he/she may work efficiently with tradespersons in these fields. 
  4. Understand and apply the principles of construction theory as they relate to stone masonry, chimneys and fireplaces, ornamental brickwork, and tile.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the design, building techniques, and structural details of the various foundation systems available to the modern contractor.
  6. Understand and apply the fundamental techniques, skills, and computer usage necessary in the construction industry, including word processing, spreadsheets, and CAD.

In addition to numbers 1-8 listed above for all concentrations, a graduate of the Carpentry A.O.S. program with a concentration in Remodeling and Cabinetmaking should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the principles of residential remodeling theory, including additions to existing structures; dormers; kitchen and bathroom design; renovating and remodeling; re-roofing, and re-siding.
  2. Understand and apply the mathematics of advanced framing principles, principles of truss construction, and residential member sizing.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of plumbing and electrical systems so that he/she may work efficiently with tradespersons in these fields. 
  4. Understand and apply knowledge concerning cabinet design, joinery, abrasives, adhesives, coloring, and finishing as it applies to cabinetmaking.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of advanced finish carpentry techniques, such as complicated interior trim work and advanced stair construction, as well as other aspects of residential millwork. 
  6. Understand and apply the fundamental techniques, skills, and computer usage necessary in the construction industry, including word processing, spreadsheets, and CAD. 

In addition to numbers 1-8 listed above for all concentrations, a graduate of the Carpentry A.O.S. program with a concentration in Woodworking should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of major power tools used in cabinetmaking.
  2. Build a series of woodworking projects which demonstrate an increasing level of skill and familiarity with the basic woodworking hand and power tools.
  3. Discuss and demonstrate familiarity with the fundamentals of furniture design and joinery techniques. 
  4. Understand and apply knowledge concerning cabinet design, joinery, abrasives, adhesives, coloring, and finishing as it applies to cabinetmaking. 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of advanced finish-carpentry techniques, such as complicated interior trim work and advanced stair construction, as well as other aspects of residential millwork. 
  6. Understand and apply the fundamental techniques, skills, and computer usage necessary in the construction industry, including word processing, spreadsheets, and CAD.

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Last Updated: 5/11/11