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Residential Carpentry (Diploma)

The program coursework will provide the student with a mix of technical and general education, theory and hands-on learning experiences. The student progresses from basic skills to those required of a carpenter’s apprentice. General areas of study include building codes, blueprint reading, estimating, site building-science layout, concrete, framing, and interior & exterior finish. The Residential Carpentry diploma program provides graduates with skills required of a carpenter in a variety of building construction settings common in rural, metro or reservation settings.

33 Credits

General Education Courses (10 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
EDU 140 Professional Skills Development 3  
ITECH 100 Computer Applications I 3  
MATH 100 Technical Math 4  

Residential Carpentry Courses (23 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
BLTD 100 Construction Codes 1  
BLTD 110 Blueprint Plans & Specs 2  
BLTD 112 Construction Estimating 2  
BLTD 114 Construction Safety 1  
CARP 110 Framing Principles 2  
CARP 114 Framing Sustainable Design 4  
CARP 116 Foundation & Footing Design 2  
CARP 118 Interior Environmental Design 4  
CARP 120 Exterior Evironmental Design 3  
CARP 122 Roofing Design 2  

Non-Course Requirement:

  CPR & First Aid    

EDU 140 (3 Credits)

Professional Skills Development

This course will cover skills necessary to succeed in college, including, but not limited to, study skills, learning styles, and money management. In addition, this course provides principles of effective writing for career and technical fields and experience in writing, speaking and communicating. This course is meant to reinforce student confidence and self-motivation in the academic setting. It will also provide the student with the chance to express his/her sense of indigenous identity.

ITECH 100 (3 credits)

Computer Applications I

This course will cover the basic use of computers. Topics include the history and impact of computers, computer systems, and an introduction to hardware and software applications, such as operating systems, e-mail, internet browsers, search engines, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics.

MATH 100 (4 credits)

Technical Math

This course presents basic mathematical topics as they are applied in a technical program. It includes a review of basic mathematical operations, and continues with the development of algebraic and trigonometric skills in a technical setting. Most concepts will be applied through course specific problems. Note: This course is not intended for transfer. Prerequisite: An appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test or MATH 093 with a grade of C or better.

BLTD 100 (1 credits)

Construction Codes

This course teaches students to use research materials related to local, national, and international building codes.

BLTD 110 (2 credits)

Blueprint Plans & Specifications

This course provides the student with a general knowledge of blueprints, terminology and symbols to be interpreted into building specifications.

BLTD 112 (2 credits)

Construction Estimating

This course covers the process, techniques and mathematical equations used in materials cost and quantity estimating building projects.

BLTD 114 (1 credits)

Construction Safety

This course provides students with an understanding of occupational safety practices, basic requirements, purpose and enforcement of general safety rules.

CARP 110 (2 credits)

Framing Principles

This course is designed to provide a general understanding of the principles of floor, wall, stair and roof framing.

CARP 114 (4 credits)

Framing Sustainable Design

This course is designed to provide hands-on experience in constructing basic floor frames, wall frames, stair frames, ceiling and roof frames.

CARP 116 (2 credits)

Foundation & Footing Design

This course provides basic skills and knowledge to prepare site layout, footings, and foundations for home construction.

CARP 118 (4 credits)

Interior Environmental Design

This course provides hands-on experience in the application and materials of drywall, trim and cabinetry. Prerequisite: CARP 114.

CARP 120 (3 credits)

Exterior Environmental Design

This course provides a basic knowledge of and hands-on experience in exterior finishes such as siding, soffits and fascia coverings.

CARP 122 (4 credits)

Roofing Design

This course continues to expand on the student’s proficiency in the application and knowledge of exterior finishes including windows, doors, and roofing.