CAR 100 - Introductory Craft Skills

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to essential construction skills. Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will be introduced to the construction industry, building materials, safety, hand and power tools, print reading, construction math, communication and employability skills. Group 2 course.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify simple construction materials.
  • List general hand and power tools.
  • Describe construction site safety.
  • Demonstrate familiarization of hand and power tool use and care.
  • Show understanding of construction blueprints.
  • Perform basic construction math.
  • Integrate job site knowledge and safety with communication skills.
  • Distinguish safety rules to follow on a construction work site.
  • Apply mathematics to develop construction measurements.
Human Dimension:
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Mentor others to help develop skills.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Realize the importance of establishing good rapport with fellow workers, employers, and customers.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Will discover areas to seek further training.
  • Understand areas of more significant interest and aptitude.