Construction Worker (475)

475-301. Building Trades/Introduction. (2 Credits)

Explore the construction skill crafts, including carpentry, masonry and concrete trades, painting and decorating, electrical work, plumbing, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, and other trades in commercial, industrial, agricultural, and highway construction.

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475-302. Carpentry Wood Framing. (2 Credits)

Students will learn traditional wood framing theory and methods most commonly used in residential construction. After learning theories of wood framing in the classroom, students will construct small buildings in construction lab using carpentry hand and power tools. Students will learn safe operation of hand and power tools, and have the opportunity to earn OSHA 10-Hour for Construction certification.

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475-303. Carpentry Millwork and Trim. (2 Credits)

475-304. Commercial Construct Carpentry. (2 Credits)

This course will provide an overview of commercial construction carpentry. Students will work in construction lab using materials typically used in commercial construction. Examples of materials include metal wall framing, drywall, and concrete formwork.

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475-306. Commercial Interior Systems. (2 Credits)

This course will provide an overview of commercial construction interior systems typically installed by commercial carpenters. Systems include drywall finishing, suspended ceilings, VCT and tile flooring, and vinyl base moldings.

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475-310. Construction Blueprint Reading. (2 Credits)

Become familiar with different types of construction drawings, architectural symbols, written specifications, related materials, and field sketching. Use divisions of work (CSI) and architectural catalogs to develop working drawings.

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475-312. Construction Computer Skills. (1 Credit)

Study the basic competencies of computers and their application in the construction industry. Learn about basic computer use, software programs used in the industry, hardware, word processing, and basic spreadsheet use.

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475-316. Carpentry Theory 1. (2 Credits)

Develop the basic skills required for on-site construction work. Learn safety principles, portable and stationary power tool operation, and building techniques. Learn the basics of residential floor, wall and roof framing, rafter layout and stair design.

Prerequisites: (475-301 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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475-317. Carpentry Lab 1. (5 Credits)

Work on residential housing projects, including new construction and remodeling, during a work site experience. Focus on land development, foundations, rough framing, siding, and shingling.

Prerequisites: (475-316 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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475-318. Carpentry Theory 2. (2 Credits)

Continue preparations for on-site work begun in previous coursework. Focus on building techniques, scheduling materials, millwork machine set up, and the use of portable finish tools.

Prerequisites: (475-316 with a minimum grade of C-)

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475-319. Carpentry Lab 2. (5 Credits)

Develop skills in interior finish work, drywall, painting, cabinet installation, and floor covering as you continue work-site projects started in Carpentry II.

Prerequisites: (475-318 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D- and 475-317 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-)

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475-321. Estimating and Planning. (2 Credits)

Gain proficiency using residential construction estimating skills and Timberline estimating software to create estimates for material and labor. Develop planning strategies using a scheduling software package.

Prerequisites: (475-310 with a minimum grade of D- and 475-316 with a minimum grade of D- and 804-301 with a minimum grade of D-)

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475-350. Interior Finish. (3 Credits)

Examine residential interior finish materials and application techniques, including plastic laminate and stone, custom millwork, ceramic and quarry tile, wallpaper, drywall, paint special effects, and floor coverings. Train in the installation of factory-built cabinets. Learn how to use the specialty tools required for each finish job.

Prerequisites: (475-316 with a minimum grade of D-)

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475-424. Framing and Drywall. (1.8-1.8 Credits)

Participants will experience hands-on training to include: Introduction to hand and power tool safety, wood framing floor systems, walls and roofs, drywall finishing and repair, plastic laminate countertop fabrication and fitting, and wood molding joinery.

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475-425. Carpentry - Building Futures I. (9.6 Credits)

Carpentry Building Futures students will learn safe and appropriate carpentry skills including framing, insulation, drywall installation and preparation, window and door installation and cabinet installation.

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475-425A. Basic Carpentry Skills. (0.8 Credits)

This course will introduce participants to the core concepts related to woodworking and carpentry skills. Participants will learn the basic woodworking and carpentry terminology, how to read a shop ticket, key characteristics of various types of wood, how to install stop latches and door accessories, quality measures, basic shop math and shop safety.

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475-425B. Carpentry Basics. (1.6 Credits)

This course will introduce participants to the basic concepts related to woodworking and carpentry skills. Participants will learn woodworking and carpentry terminology, how to read a shop ticket, key characteristics of various types of wood, how to install stop latches and door accessories, quality measures, basic shop math and shop safety.

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475-426. Carpentry-Building Futures II. (10.8-10.8 Credits)

Carpentry Building Futures students will build upon the 475-425 Carpentry Building Futures I course and have the skills required to enter carpentry related careers.

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