OBJECTIVE: Upon completion, the student (if he/she is enrolled as a diploma student) will receive a diploma. The student (if he/she is enrolled as an apprentice) will receive a certificate of completion for Apprenticeship-Related Instruction.

Course Outline

  • Basic Technical Math
  • Advanced Technical Math
  • Architectural Print Reading and Project Estimating
  • Carpentry I
  • Carpentry II (Residential) 
  • Carpentry III (Commercial) 
  • Autocad 2013
  • OSHA 10 & Industrial Health and Safety
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Human Relation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Supervisory Skills

Course Descriptions

Basic Technical Math presents the topics of arithmetic with whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentage, measurement numbers, metric and English unit conversions, scientific notation, exponential operations and basic algebra - including the use of formulas and equation solving. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.

This course is a continuation of Basic Technical Math with the added topics of practical plane geometry, practical solid geometry, practical triangle trigonometry and equation/quadratic equation solutions. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.
Prerequisite: 2301

This course is designed to aid the student in becoming more competent in his/her ability to read and interpret trade blueprints. This is accomplished by classroom discussions of the importance of effective communication, neatness, familiarity with construction techniques and related symbols; drafting equipment and materials; and standard procedures and techniques. Skills will also be developed by hands-on use of these learned components in reading a set of construction plans, including relevant architectural views, mechanical, heating, plumbing and electrical plans and associated descriptive text necessary to generate a set of working house plans.
Prerequisite: 2301

 CARPENTRY 1 (6006)
This course presents an overall understanding of the construction industry and the job opportunities available. Students will learn the proper and safe use for hand and power tools essential to the trade. After completing the course, students will be able to identify job-side equipment used by carpenters, including scaffolding. Also presented will be the use of levels and transits. During the site layout sessions, students learn to erect batter boards, locate building lines, layout footings, square building lines and grade stakes.
Prerequisite: 2301

This course covers an introduction to residential construction, concrete foundations, wood foundations, special applications, footing and foundation forms, edge forms, floor and sill framing, wall and ceiling framing, roof framing, special framing, cornices and gable ends. Also covered are roof finishes, exterior walls and trims, windows, exterior doors, insulation, drywall, interior walls and ceilings, interior doors and trim, cabinet insulation and special built-ins and floor finishes.
Prerequisites: 6006, 2301, 8008

This course covers an introduction to forming, footing forms, edge forms on grade, wall forms, on-grade curb forms, vertical piers and columns. Other topics such as horizontal beam forms, above-grade slab systems, fireproof encasement forms, stair forms, bridge deck forms, plus floor and sill framing will be discussed. The course will also feature instruction in wall and ceiling framing, roof framing, trusses, structural timber construction, fireproof metal stud construction, insulation, drywall, interior walls, arc welding and oxyacetylene cutting.
Prerequisites: 2301, 6006, 6007, 6008

AUTOCAD - 2013 (8007)
This course is designed to teach the student how to use AutoCAD, a popular computer-aided drafting package. Step-by-step exercises guide the student from beginning to more advanced levels. Students learn to apply the AutoCAD commands and features needed to create, edit, store and plot drawings.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8008

This course will discuss and demonstrate the importance of understanding and applying Industrial Safety principles and practices in the work environment. This training includes defining and discussing safety concepts, terms, and definitions; recognizing best practices in accident prevention; understanding who is responsible for safety in the workplace and why. You will also learn how to recognize workplace safety hazards and how to deal with them. You will learn how to use specific tools in the workplace, what machine and chemical hazards are and how best to deal with them, and how to properly use personal protective clothing and related to PPE. OSHA 10 certification will be available. 

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of a personal computer. Topics covered include computer hardware and background (1st session), Windows basics (2nd, 3rd and 4th sessions) and a look at the four main areas of software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations - 5th and 6th sessions).

This course will explore principles of human relations related to personal and occupational goals. Human relation principles to be explored include team skills, creative thinking, communications, goal setting, conflict management and self-image.

In this course, students will focus on communication as a survival skill in the workplace. We will learn how effective communication makes us better employees, employers and co-workers. We will study and practice the skills and oral and written communication. The goal of this course is to make students more perceptive and skillful speakers, listeners, readers and writers.

This course is designed for the prospective supervisor to develop the skills necessary to apply the principles of effective supervision on the job. The course covers the four functions of the management cycle (planning, organizing, directing and controlling), including ways of boosting productivity, communicating more effectively, handling problems, making correct decisions and reducing cost.