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Carpentry - Technical Diploma

Program Code: 314101

The Carpentry program prepares students with the fundamental skills and hands-on experience to embark on a carpentry career. Carpentry classes and curriculum cover residential and commercial construction and include planning and estimating, framing, roof and stair building techniques, finish carpentry, blueprint reading, building codes, using hand and portable power tools and other equipment common in the carpentry profession, and other related subjects. All credits from this program transfer to the Construction Management - Carpentry associate degree.

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Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Carpenter: assists in all areas of building construction; installs interior and exterior finish surface materials, interior floor and ceiling specialties, rough framing, building layout, stair construction, and interior trim.

General Laborer: performs basic yet important physical work tasks at building construction sites.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

• Trade Supervisor
• Estimator
• Project Coordinator
• Scheduler
• Expeditor

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. The program benchmark for Arithmetic: 34; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 60. Students not meeting the benchmark or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMEFall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Green Bay
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Carpentry technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-410-104
Floor Framing Systems
3
10-410-104 FLOOR FRAMING SYSTEMS ...this course teaches all aspects of floor construction and flooring system construction. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-410-105
Wall Framing Systems
3
10-410-105 WALL FRAMING SYSTEMS ...this course will cover wall building and wall systems from standard wood or metal framing to tip-up pre-cast panels. (Corequisite: 10-410-104, Floor Framing Systems) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-410-106
Roof & Ceiling Framing Systems
3
10-410-106 ROOF & CEILING FRAMING SYSTEMS ...course will encompass all roof and ceiling systems from trusses to steel to pre-cast concrete. (Corequisite: 10-410-105, Wall Systems) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-410-108
Building Codes - Carpentry
1
10-410-108 BUILDING CODES - CARPENTRY ...this course will teach the basic requirements for the erection of buildings inhabited by the public for living, work and pleasure. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-410-110
Introduction to Carpentry
1
10-410-110 INTRODUCTION TO CARPENTRY ...the carpentry profession, tools of the trade, job site etiquette and safety, and carpentry math. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-449-112
OSHA 30
1
10-449-112 OSHA 30 ...addresses OSHA 29CFR1926 rules and is approved by OSHA for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, and anyone involved in construction trades. Successful participants receive 30-hour card from OSHA. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-804-101
Math 1-Trades
2
10-804-101 MATH 1-TRADES ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, integers, algebraic equations, word problems, and practical plane geometry. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=34 or ACT-Math =13 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
SECOND SEMESTER
10-408-100
Masonry for Carpenters
2
10-408-100 Masonry for Carpenters ...this course will give students basic understanding of mason trades with emphasis on brick, cement and safety for the trade. Careers in masonry will also be discussed. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-410-109
Carpentry Estimating
2
10-410-109 CARPENTRY ESTIMATING ...basic material and labor cost estimating related to carpentry construction. (Corequisite: 10-410-111, Carpentry Prints & Specifications - Students must successfully complete Carpentry Prints & Specifications before they can take Carpentry Estimating) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-410-111
Carpentry Prints & Specificati
2
10-410-111 CARPENTRY PRINTS & SPECIFICATIONS ...scaling, types of drawings, drawing features, reading carpentry prints, and carpentry specifications. (Prerequisite: 10-410-106 Roof & Ceiling Framing Systems) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-410-112
Exterior Building Finishes
3
10-410-112 EXTERIOR BUILDING FINISHES ...building claddings and characteristics, installation techniques, and roofing materials and installation. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-410-113
Interior Building Finishes
3
10-410-113 INTERIOR BUILDING FINISHES ...interior wall finishes and installation techniques, interior trim, door, and hardware characteristics and installation. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-410-114
Stairs & Cabinets
3
10-410-114 STAIRS & CABINETS ...layout and installation of stair stringers, treads, and risers; cabinet and counter installation techniques. (Corequisite: 10-410-113, Interior Building Finishes - Students must successfully complete Interior Building Finishes before they can take Stairs & Cabinets) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-410-115
Carpentry Internship
1
10-410-115 CARPENTRY INTERNSHIP ...the application of theory, skills, and techniques in the carpentry profession. (Prerequisite: Instructor approval required) Course Typically Offered: Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
TOTAL CREDITS
31
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

• Display a positive attitude toward the profession.
• Perform general carpentry skills.
• Identify, select, and supervise application of construction materials.
• Read and interpret drawings and specifications.
• Interpret and apply codes, regulations, and contract documents.
• Select and maintain construction site tools and equipment.
• Interpret basic designs and apply sound construction principles.
• Estimate take off quantities and materials and labor necessary to complete a buuilding project.
• Use hand and power tools safely and efficiently.
• Work diligently and productively.
• Work as a productive team member.
• Apply required safety standards in construction.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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