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“The Carpentry program offers continual mentorship as you progress along.” —Max Cobb

Carpentry Program Curriculum

Related Instruction Course RequirementsCr
ENGL 105 * APPLIED COMPOSTION 3
Covers skills and strategies needed to meet writing demands in college and on the job.
MATH 110 * APPLIED MATH FOR TECHNICIANS 3
Emphasis on applications of mathematics to vocational and technical courses.
MIC 103 * OR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR BUILDERS 3
Intro to basic personal computer hardware and software concepts as they apply to business transactions and the building trades.
MIC 203 * INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING & DESIGN 3
PSYC 240 * PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3
Covers dynamics of organizations and human resources in the workplace: motivational theory, leadership, group processes, organizational theory, participatory management, conflict management and counseling. Primarily for professional-technical students.
AAS Degree Required CourseworkCr
WCO 110 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL WOODWORKING 18
Intro to wood construction skills and safety, including safe operation of basic hand and power tools, wood construction terminology and materials.
WCO 141 RESIDENTIAL REMODEL AND PRESERVATION CARPENTRY 18
Covers specific techniques in residential remodeling including bathrooms and kitchens, stairs, scaffolding design and construction, sheetrock demolition, installation and repair and siding application.
WCO 142 INTRODUCTION TO CARPENTRY AND BLUEPRINT READING 4
Intro to becoming a professional carpenter. Focuses on career pathways, craftsmanship, vocabulary, blueprint reading, and jobsite and tool safety. Covers materials, products, tools and best practices for constructing sustainable residential and light commercial construction. Emphasizes developing a strong work ethic, communication skills and collaboration strategies.
WCO 143 BUILDING SITE SYSTEM SITE SELECTION TO LAYOUT 5
Develops skills in site selection, building layout, surveying, and moisture management. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
WCO 144 FOUNDATION SYSTEM FORMS TO CONCRETE FINISHES 9
Develops skills in building foundations including form construction, concrete and cement placement, reinforcement and finishing. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
WCO 145 FRAMING SYSTEMS FLOOR TO CEILING 9
Develops skills in structural framing systems including building physics, framing layout, alternative and traditional framing techniques and energy efficiency strategies. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
WCO 146 ROOF SYSTEM FRAMING TO ROOFING INSTALLATION 5
Develops skills in roof systems including framing styles, roofing techniques, flashing, ventilation, roofing materials, and installation strategies and techniques. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
WCO 147 STAIR SYSTEM ROUGH FRAMING TO FINISHED STAIRWELL 4
Develops skills in stair systems, including interior and exterior framing styles, layout techniques, and design strategies and techniques. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for constructing durable stairways in residential and light commercial buildings.
WCO 148 EXTERIOR FINISHES BUILDING ENCLOSURE FINISH TRIM 9
Develops skills in building exterior systems including building enclosure design, siding installation techniques, installing insulation, window types and installation, flashing techniques and strategies, and trim design and installation techniques. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
WCO 149 INTERIOR FINISHES DOOR INSTALLATION TO TRIM 9
Develops skills in building interior systems including drywall installation and finishing, door and trim installation, finish carpentry techniques and strategies. Covers appropriate selection of materials, products, tools and best practices for sustainable residential and light commercial construction.
Total Credits = 102

* Students can earn an associate of applied science degre by completing requirements for a certificate plus additional related instruction elective credits.