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The Carpentry Technology program provides carpentry
students with a positive and professional experience. By
using the most up-to-date 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.
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,
* 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
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make accurate quantity take-offs and labor estimations
to develop an estimated construction cost for a building
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
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.