CAR 121 - Exterior Construction

Course Description

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn about various roofing materials and applications, window and door installation, siding, cornice design and installation, gutters, downspouts, decks and fences. 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

  • Explain advanced building design and materials.
  • Identify window and door material.
  • Describe deck material and design.
  • Identify gutter/downspout material.
  • Research materials used in modern construction.
  • Design deck layouts.
  • Complete a roofing and siding project.
  • Recognize the Impact of improper materials for specific buildings.
  • Distinguish differences in trim techniques, decks and fence design.
Human Dimension:
  • Judge if working construction outdoors suits them.
  • Analyze the variety of demands and expectations of society.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Appreciate how careful planning of building structures can save time, money, and reduce waste.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Continue quality work practices learned in class in real-life situations.