CAR 101 - Introduction to Carpentry

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to residential carpentry. Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn about the construction industry, building materials, fasteners and adhesives, hand and power tools, introduction to print reading, and floor systems. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into MTH 23 or higher, or co-enrollment in the recommended developmental math course. Placement into ENG 11/111 or higher, or co-enrollment in the recommended English course.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify simple construction materials.
  • List general hand and power tools.
  • Describe construction site safety.
  • Demonstrate familiarization of materials, fasteners, adhesives.
  • Show understanding of construction blueprints.
  • Classify fundamentals of construction methods and materials.
  • 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 a well measured shell for the rest of the construction crew.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Discover areas needing growth.