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Carpentry Fundamentals

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This Carpentry Fundamentals Certificate introduces NCCER Carpentry level one and level two foundational carpentry skills, basic residential construction systems, the importance of personal and workplace safety, and the role of carpenters within the construction industry. Additional focus on commercial drawings, cold-formed steel framing, exterior finishing, thermal and moisture protection, roofing applications, doors and door hardware, drywall installation, drywall finishing, suspended ceilings, window, door, floor, and ceiling trim, and cabinet installation.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Interpret construction documents using industry standards in the carpentry trades
  • Research, interpret, and apply appropriate building and structural codes in carpentry applications
  • Discuss requirements associated with the major systems of residential building construction (i.e., mechanical, plumbing, and electrical)
  • Explain the fundamentals of the carpentry trades (e.g., construction site safety, hand and power tools, measurements, materials, and applications)
  • Estimate the materials and labor for a residential carpentry project
  • Explain and perform construction techniques required for certification in NCCER Carpentry Level I (e.g., erecting roofs, installing doors and windows) and Level II (e.g., insulation, drywall application, cabinets installation and trim carpentry)

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