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Carpentry Advanced Applications

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This Carpentry Advanced Applications Certificate introduces the NCCER Carpentry level three and level four for the advanced skills in the construction trades. Topics include commercial properties of concrete, rigging equipment, rigging practices, trenching and excavating, reinforcing concrete, foundations and slabs-on-grade, vertical formwork, horizontal formwork, handling and placing concrete, and tilt-up wall systems. Additional focus on site layout differential leveling, site layout angular and distance measurement, advanced roof systems, advanced wall systems, advanced stair systems, introduction to construction equipment, introduction to oxyfuel cutting and arc welding, site preparation, and fundamentals of crew leadership.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Carpentry Advanced Applications certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Interpret construction documents using industry standards in the advanced carpentry trades (e.g., light commercial, rigging)
  • Research, interpret, and apply appropriate building and structural codes in advanced carpentry
  • Discuss the restrictions, standards, and requirements governing the construction industry
  • Estimate the materials and labor for an advanced carpentry project
  • Create construction schedules using the critical path method
  • Explain advanced construction techniques required for certification in NCCER Carpentry Level III (e.g., handling concrete, trenching, erecting tilt-up walls) and Level IV (e.g., site preparation, construction equipment, advanced systems such as walls, roofs, and stairs)

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