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CARPENTRY TECHNOLOGY
The Carpentry Technology program provides carpentry students
with a positive and professional experience. By using the most up-todate equipment and the newest technology, program faculty strive to
always run parallel with the present-day building industry. Students
receive 2 years of excellent training that sufficiently prepares them
for the residential and light commercial construction workforce.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Write clear, concise, legible, and accurate technical reports and
be skilled in oral communication related to the construction
industry.
* Demonstrate the basic manipulative skills of the trade that are
necessary in laying out work, planning, erecting, and framing.
* Interpret and prepare plans, drawings, codes and
specifications, lines, symbols, and abbreviations on working
drawings or blueprints.
* Analyze specifications and contract drawings as well as make
accurate quantity take-offs and labor estimations to develop
an estimated construction cost for a building project.
* Demonstrate the ability to lay out and erect a platform or
western frame structure.
* Demonstrate basic knowledge and skill in masonry and in the
concrete construction trade.
* Describe various types of materials and methods available to
the construction trade.
* Describe business organization, financing, labor relations,
selling, pricing, customer service, management, and other
business principles.
* Describe the complexity of the building construction industry,
the interrelationships of the various trades, and methods
of communication and coordination among all trades and
professions within the industry.
* Encourage the practice of staying current with any new
technology or codes related to the building industry.

MODEL SCHEDULE FOR CARPENTRY TECHNOLOGY
SEMESTER 1
CARP 106 Hand Tools and Power Tools
CARP 111 Building Materials
CARP 116 Site Work and Foundations I
CARP 182 Construction Drawings & Blueprint Reading
ENG 106 English Composition I
MATH 126 Technical Math I
(or Higher Level Math)
SEMESTER 2
CARP 156 Floor, Wall, and Ceiling Framing
CARP 161 Stair Construction
CARP 166 Roof Framing and Materials
CARP 176 Exterior and Interior Finish
MATH 132 Geometry (or Higher Level Math)
CIS 111 Intro to Computer Application
SEMESTER 3
CARP 207 Floor Construction
CARP 209 Wall Construction
CARP 218 Roof Construction
CARP 219 Thermal Insulation
CARP 222 Exterior Finish and Trim
English Elective
(recommend Eng 216 or Eng 221)
BUSN 106 Small Business Management
SEMESTER 4
CARP 226 Drywall Installation and Finish
CARP 257 Stair Trim
CARP 267 Interior Finish and Trim
CARP 272 Site Work and Foundations II
CARP 276 Residential Remodeling
Science Elective
Humanities Elective

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ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
HEAL Elective HEAL 106 or HEAL 111
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TOTAL CREDITS

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