This pre-apprentice program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the residential construction industry.
The first quarter covers safety, hand- and power-tool use, math, carpentry trades, plan reading, foundation form work, floor systems and framing, wall and roof framing, leveling and aligning, and sheeting. Second quarter expands into residential exterior and interior finish, including window and door installation, exterior siding, trim, stair construction, roofing application, interior and exterior trim, and cabinet installation.
Physical Activity Requirements: Should be able to lift 40 lbs.
Note: CONST 105-122 are articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|CONST 105||Measurement, Tools & Safety||2|
|CONST 108||Site Leveling, Plans, Codes & Materials||2|
|CONST 112||Footing & Foundation||3|
|CONST 116||Floor Framing||3|
|CONST 120||Wall Framing, Sheeting & Ceilings||5|
|CONST 122||Roof Framing||5|
|CONST 126||Roofing Materials & Installation||3|
|CONST 130||Stairway Construction||4|
|CONST 134||Exterior Finish||3|
|CONST 138||Interior Finish I||3|
|CONST 142||Interior Finish II||3|
|CONST 146||Deck Construction||3|
|CONST 150||Carpentry Trades||1|
Introduction to residential and light construction applications and trades. Explores and applies safety standards to the use of various hand and power tools associated with the carpentry field.
Introduction to use and operation of a builder level, including leveling and squaring a building site. Covers building plans, codes and inspections, and construction materials.
Introduction to the methods of construction footing and foundation forms, terminology, and inspections for the typical residential home.
Introduction to the construction procedures and terminology used in framing a residential wood floor.
Introduction to wall-framing construction procedures and terminology, the application of ceiling and/or two-story framing, inspections, sheeting and aligning.
Introduction to roof framing and the use of a framing square, including both truss roof and stick-built residential roofs.
Introduction to various roofing materials, including proper installation techniques.
Introduction to basic stair construction, including the application of building codes, stairway arrangements, components and layout.
Introduction to the installation of exterior trim, siding, window and door installation, or the equivalent on typical residential homes.
Introduction to interior wall and ceiling finish, interior doors and hardware, cabinet and countertop installation, interior trim and finish flooring.
Continuation of interior wall and ceiling finish, interior doors and hardware, cabinet and countertop installation, interior trim and finish flooring.
Introduction to outside deck construction, including types, code requirements and safety.
Introduction to trade regulations, other building trades workers, industry and standards organization, and entering the carpentry trade.