2016-17 Course Catalog - 74
CABM 221 (4 credits)
This course exposes students to the field of custom architectural
millwork. Emphasis is placed on students developing an
understanding of the Architectural Woodworking Quality
Standards as developed by the Architectural Woodwork Institute.
A large portion of the course is devoted to live work in which
students produce the millwork items required for the housing
project and other related campus work.
Prerequisites: CABM 111, CABM 151, and CABM 156
CABM 226 (1 credit)
Custom Woodworking Cutters
Students learn how to design, draw, make a template, and grind
two matching cutters for the shaper and the moulder.
Prerequisite: CABM 151
CABM 251 (1 credit)
Shop Operations and Management
CARPENTRY TECHNOLOGY (CARP)
CARP 106 (3 credits)
Hand Tools and Power Tools
This course is a general introduction to the basic tools that are
used by a carpenter with an emphasis on safety, proper usage and
procedures, and various applications that are most commonly
used in the carpentry trades.
CARP 111 (3 credits)
Covering the wide range of building materials used in carpentry,
this course examines the many different types of wood products
used to the newest technology of steel framing. Proper procedures
for estimating these building materials to the variety of fastening
methods is also discussed.
CARP 116 (3 credits)
Site Work and Foundations I
Prerequisite: CABM 151
In this course, students learn how to set up and operate the
builder's level and level transit. Building layout and excavation
of residential construction will be explained, with particular
emphasis on building stake-off. Types of footers, foundations, and
concrete forming are also explored.
CABM 261 (3 credits)
Kitchen Cabinet Planning and Estimating
CARP 156 (4 credits)
Floor, Wall, and Ceiling Framing
Prerequisites: CABM 121 and CABM 171
CARP 161 (2 credits)
This course stresses the fundamentals of ordering, purchasing,
estimating, scheduling production, and general management
Students learn how to plan, draw, estimate the cost, and list the
materials and supplies for the kitchen cabinets and vanities that
are used in the housing project.
CABM 263 (4 credits)
Kitchen Cabinet Construction
As follow-up to CABM 261, this course emphasizes the machining,
construction, and finishing of the kitchen cabinets, vanities, and
trim used in the housing project.
Prerequisites: CABM 111, CABM 151, CABM 156, and CABM 206
CABM 265 (2 credits)
This course involves site preparation and the installation of
kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Emphasis is placed on the
installation manuals of the National Kitchen and Bath Association
Prerequisites: CABM 106 and CABM 263
CABM 267 (2 credits)
This course involves the fabrication of high pressure plastic
laminate and solid surface countertops. Exposure to other types of
countertop materials is included. Prerequisite: CABM 106
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With a strong emphasis on platform framing, students examine
the proper methods of constructing subfloors, walls, and ceilings
in the framework of light construction.
Students learn the different types of stairways and all parts
pertaining to them. They also learn how to calculate, lay out, and
construct stairway stringers with their proper landings, risers,
treads, and railings.
CARP 166 (3 credits)
Roof Framing and Materials
The different types of roof systems and all the material members
that are involved in the different roof types are discussed.
Students learn theoretically how to calculate rafters to fit their
proper situations and practice laying out and cutting common
and hip rafters.
CARP 176 (2 credits)
Exterior and Interior Finish
Students are introduced to the different methods of exterior and
interior wall finish and trim work. For exterior walls, particular
attention is given to vinyl siding; for interior walls, attention is
focused upon drywall. Both thermal and sound insulation are
examined to gain an understanding of insulation principles and
common installation practices. For interior trim, students practice
hanging doors as well as learning proper installation procedures
for the large variety of interior trim stock available today.
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