Course Recommendations for Residential Carpentry at Riverland Community College - Riverland

Carpentry, Residential

Fall Semester - First Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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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)

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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.  Estimating a project, such as a garage, is also completed. This course is part of the Carpentry program, and which is accredited by the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). 

 

(2 Cr – 1 lecture, 1 lab)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.  Students will receive a grade for this course.  Prerequisite: a score of 40 or above on the appropriate placement test.

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab)

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Spring Semester - First Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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CARP1215
Blueprint Reading II

This course introduces basic information concerning 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.  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.

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CARP1225
Exterior Siding and Finish

This course introduces the installation of all exterior doors and windows.  Application of residential siding and soffit procedures are performed.  This course places emphasis on window identification, placement, and installation techniques.  Installation of various hardware and door hanging procedures are performed.  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)

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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. 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)

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CARP1245
Interior Millwork, Cabinet Installation, and Stairs

This course introduces the installation of interior doors, window trim, and stair railing.  Staining, varnishing or painting of millwork are possibly 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)

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CARP1250
Building Codes/Estimating

This course will introduce the student to residential construction estimating concepts and building codes.  Students will be introduced to materials and methods used in residential construction projects.  Application of linear, square, and cubic measurements and their relationship to the estimating process will be studied.  Estimating software will be introduced.  The application of the various Minnesota Codes and the International Residential Code used in residential construction will also be studied.  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 Credits – 1 lecture, 1 lab)

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CARP1260
Deck Construction

This course emphasizes the basic concepts of deck construction methods. The focus is on application and techniques necessary to select materials and construct decks, railing, and stairs. Students design, plan, and construct a deck that meets the minimum requirements of the International Residential Code. 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 Credits – 1 lecture, 1 lab)

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Last Updated: March 14, 2018