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CARPENTRY, RESIDENTIAL


Award: Diploma / 32 Credits
Location: Austin  
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: One Year

This program prepares students with skills and knowledge for a career in residential carpentry. Technical and general courses provide the students theory and hands-on learning experiences. General areas of study include building codes, blueprint reading, estimating, site layout, concrete, framing, interior and exterior finish, cabinet construction and installation, and decks. The Residential Carpentry diploma program provides graduates with skills required of a carpenter in a variety of building construction settings common in both rural and metropolitan areas.

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Carpentry, Residential Diploma was last updated on 07/31/2014
Note: This is an unofficial document that should be used for planning purposes only. Course listings are provided only as a guideline and may be changed.

Course Sequence Example Plan - One Year

Fall Semester - First Year
Course # Course Title Credits
CARP1110
Construction Material and Tool Safety
This course prepares the student to safely use power and hand tools in the construction trades. The study of construction materials and fastening procedures are covered. A series of required hand and power tool projects are completed in the carpentry lab. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00
CARP1121
Blueprint Reading I
This course introduces basic blueprint reading, and estimating for residential construction. Students study and read a series of residential construction working drawings. The student identifies different prints used in building a residential home. Hand drafting and estimating of a garage are also completed. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). (2 Cr - 1 lecture, 1 lab)
2.00
CARP1125
Wall and Floor Framing/Sheeting and Building Layout
This course introduces basic principles of residential framing. The student studies types of residential framing: floor and walls. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110. (4 Credits - 1 lecture, 3 lab)
4.00
CARP1135
Roof Framing, Shingling, & Flashing
This course addresses how to properly install exterior wall components and roof framing. The student installs sheathing, siding, and completes a gable roof structure. Different types of materials and procedures for each process are covered. This course also introduces the erection of trusses and hand-framing of rafters. Correct methods of shingling, flashing, and proper ventilation are included. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110. (4 Cr - 1 lecture, 3 lab)
4.00
CARP1160
OSHA 10 Training
This course covers workplace safety practices and procedures for the building industry. The OSHA training for construction industry provides training for entry level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. Proper techniques for climbing, working overhead safety, and working with building materials will be covered. (1 Credits - 1 lecture, 0 lab)
1.00
GSCL1270
Employment Search Skills or
This course introduces students to a process of developing self-awareness when considering career opportunities and identifying career-related goals. Students conduct a job search, prepare a job application, resume, cover letter, a follow-up correspondence. The course includes preparation for job interviews. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00
HLTH1130
   »>   AHA CPR and First Aid Certification
This course includes instruction of adult, child, and infant for rescue breathing, airway obstruction, and one and two man Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid. Topics covered are: obstructed airway, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, injuries (soft and hard tissue), bleeding, emergencies, splinting, and sudden illness. Students will be instructed to use breathing devices, specifically the pocket mask and the bag-valve mask. This course is certified by the American Heart Association. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
**
GSCM1510
Workplace Human Relations or
This course examines interpersonal relationship skills in the work environment. Students evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses and assess and learn transferable skills. This course emphasizes employment-enhancing skills that include understanding and improving relationships and communication with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, and customers. This survey course introduces concepts and methods for improvement of interpersonal relations. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
GSCM1500
   »>   Written Technical Communications or
This course is for students majoring in trade and technical occupations and covers the basics of written communications needed for work-related situations. Industry-focused instruction in the areas of sentence structure, paragraph structure, and writing style are included. Students plan, compose, format, edit, proofread, and revise a variety of business communications, including letters, memos, resumes, instructions and short reports. The use of technology, including Internet and library resources, are integrated into the course. (2 Cr - 1 lect. 1 lab)
**
MATH1020
   »>   Technical Math I or
This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem solving skills and master mathematical concepts used in specific technical applications. Students will receive a grade for this course. It will not meet MnTC Mathematics and Logical Reasoning requirements for graduation. Prerequisite: A score of 56 or above on the Accuplacer Arithmetic test, a score of 51 or above on the Elementary Algebra test or Math 0540. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
**
Total 16.00
Spring Semester - First Year
Course # Course Title Credits
CARP1215
Blueprint Reading II
This course introduces basic blueprint reading, estimating, and computer-aided design and drafting (C.A.D.D.) for residential construction. Students study and read a series of residential construction working drawings. The student identifies different blueprints used in building a residential home and draws a small residential home on a C.A.D.D. program. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisite: CARP 1110 and CARP 1121. (2 Cr - 1 lecture, 1 lab)
2.00
CARP1225
Exterior Siding and Finish
This course introduces the installation of all exterior doors and windows. Application of residential siding and soffit procedures are demonstrated. This course places emphasis on window identification, placement, and installation techniques. Installation of various hardware and door hanging procedures are demonstrated. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisite: CARP 1110. (4 Credits - 1 lecture, 3 lab)
4.00
CARP1235
Interior Finish I
This course emphasizes the basic concepts of interior finish in residential construction. The focus is on hanging, taping, and finishing of interior drywall, hanging and trimming interior doors and locksets, basic layout of floor tile and hardwood floors, cutting and installing baseboard and casing for doors and windows. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110. (2 Cr - 1 lecture, 1 lab)
2.00
CARP1245
Interior Millwork, Cabinet Installation, and Stairs
This course introduces the installation of interior doors, window trim, and stair railing. Staining and varnishing of millwork are included. The installation of finished wood floors or tile floors is introduced depending on class project. The course also introduces the installation of kitchen cabinets, vanities, and other built-ins. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110 and CARP 1235. (4 Credits - 1 lecture, 3 lab)
4.00
CARP1310
Internship
This course is designed to provide the student with a purposeful occupational experience in the field of residential carpentry. Application of competencies gained from previous work experiences and/or coursework is emphasized. The instructor and student identify specific tasks to be accomplished by the student and develop an individualized training plan with an on-site supervisor. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110. (4 Credits - 0 lecture, 4 lab)
4.00
Total 16.00
Carpentry, Residential (DIP) Program Course Sequence was last updated on 07/31/2014
Estimated Tuition
32 cr  x  $185.00 = $5,920.00 
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Other Costs: contact program advisor 

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Program Graduate Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will:

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Required Core Courses (30 Credits)
Course ## Name
Credits
Course Outline
CARP1110
Construction Material and Tool Safety
This course prepares the student to safely use power and hand tools in the construction trades. The study of construction materials and fastening procedures are covered. A series of required hand and power tool projects are completed in the carpentry lab. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00 CARP1110
CARP1121
Blueprint Reading I
This course introduces basic blueprint reading, and estimating for residential construction. Students study and read a series of residential construction working drawings. The student identifies different prints used in building a residential home. Hand drafting and estimating of a garage are also completed. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). (2 Cr - 1 lecture, 1 lab)
2.00 CARP1121
CARP1125
Wall and Floor Framing/Sheeting and Building Layout
This course introduces basic principles of residential framing. The student studies types of residential framing: floor and walls. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110. (4 Credits - 1 lecture, 3 lab)
4.00 CARP1125
CARP1135
Roof Framing, Shingling, & Flashing
This course addresses how to properly install exterior wall components and roof framing. The student installs sheathing, siding, and completes a gable roof structure. Different types of materials and procedures for each process are covered. This course also introduces the erection of trusses and hand-framing of rafters. Correct methods of shingling, flashing, and proper ventilation are included. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110. (4 Cr - 1 lecture, 3 lab)
4.00 CARP1135
CARP1160
OSHA 10 Training
This course covers workplace safety practices and procedures for the building industry. The OSHA training for construction industry provides training for entry level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. Proper techniques for climbing, working overhead safety, and working with building materials will be covered. (1 Credits - 1 lecture, 0 lab)
1.00 CARP1160
CARP1215
Blueprint Reading II
This course introduces basic blueprint reading, estimating, and computer-aided design and drafting (C.A.D.D.) for residential construction. Students study and read a series of residential construction working drawings. The student identifies different blueprints used in building a residential home and draws a small residential home on a C.A.D.D. program. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisite: CARP 1110 and CARP 1121. (2 Cr - 1 lecture, 1 lab)
2.00 CARP1215
CARP1225
Exterior Siding and Finish
This course introduces the installation of all exterior doors and windows. Application of residential siding and soffit procedures are demonstrated. This course places emphasis on window identification, placement, and installation techniques. Installation of various hardware and door hanging procedures are demonstrated. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisite: CARP 1110. (4 Credits - 1 lecture, 3 lab)
4.00 CARP1225
CARP1235
Interior Finish I
This course emphasizes the basic concepts of interior finish in residential construction. The focus is on hanging, taping, and finishing of interior drywall, hanging and trimming interior doors and locksets, basic layout of floor tile and hardwood floors, cutting and installing baseboard and casing for doors and windows. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110. (2 Cr - 1 lecture, 1 lab)
2.00 CARP1235
CARP1245
Interior Millwork, Cabinet Installation, and Stairs
This course introduces the installation of interior doors, window trim, and stair railing. Staining and varnishing of millwork are included. The installation of finished wood floors or tile floors is introduced depending on class project. The course also introduces the installation of kitchen cabinets, vanities, and other built-ins. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110 and CARP 1235. (4 Credits - 1 lecture, 3 lab)
4.00 CARP1245
CARP1310
Internship
This course is designed to provide the student with a purposeful occupational experience in the field of residential carpentry. Application of competencies gained from previous work experiences and/or coursework is emphasized. The instructor and student identify specific tasks to be accomplished by the student and develop an individualized training plan with an on-site supervisor. This course is part of the Carpentry program which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Prerequisites: CARP 1110. (4 Credits - 0 lecture, 4 lab)
4.00 CARP1310

General Studies Courses (2 Credits )
Course ## Name
Credits
Course Outline
GSCL1270
Employment Search Skills
This course introduces students to a process of developing self-awareness when considering career opportunities and identifying career-related goals. Students conduct a job search, prepare a job application, resume, cover letter, a follow-up correspondence. The course includes preparation for job interviews. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
Course Outline GSCL1270
1.00 GSCL1270
GSCM1500
Written Technical Communications
This course is for students majoring in trade and technical occupations and covers the basics of written communications needed for work-related situations. Industry-focused instruction in the areas of sentence structure, paragraph structure, and writing style are included. Students plan, compose, format, edit, proofread, and revise a variety of business communications, including letters, memos, resumes, instructions and short reports. The use of technology, including Internet and library resources, are integrated into the course. (2 Cr - 1 lect. 1 lab)
Course Outline GSCM1500
2.00 GSCM1500
GSCM1510
Workplace Human Relations
This course examines interpersonal relationship skills in the work environment. Students evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses and assess and learn transferable skills. This course emphasizes employment-enhancing skills that include understanding and improving relationships and communication with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, and customers. This survey course introduces concepts and methods for improvement of interpersonal relations. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
Course Outline GSCM1510
2.00 GSCM1510
HLTH1130
AHA CPR and First Aid Certification
This course includes instruction of adult, child, and infant for rescue breathing, airway obstruction, and one and two man Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid. Topics covered are: obstructed airway, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, injuries (soft and hard tissue), bleeding, emergencies, splinting, and sudden illness. Students will be instructed to use breathing devices, specifically the pocket mask and the bag-valve mask. This course is certified by the American Heart Association. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
Course Outline HLTH1130
1.00 HLTH1130
MATH1020
Technical Math I
This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem solving skills and master mathematical concepts used in specific technical applications. Students will receive a grade for this course. It will not meet MnTC Mathematics and Logical Reasoning requirements for graduation. Prerequisite: A score of 56 or above on the Accuplacer Arithmetic test, a score of 51 or above on the Elementary Algebra test or Math 0540. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
Course Outline MATH1020
2.00 MATH1020

Carpentry, Residential (DIP) Program Curriculum was last updated on 07/31/2014

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