This course is designed to give an overview of the various components of residential construction and building techniques.
Students will learn about and use basic hand and power tools with emphasis on maintenance and safe operation of these tools. Students will also learn about the different lumber, nails, fasteners, sheathing materials and various other building materials that are utilized in the construction industry.
Carpentry students will also learn framing techniques such as framing floors, walls, ceilings and will also learn about the various types of roof framing that are used in today’s construction industry. The students will also learn how to install windows and doors and how to apply house wrap and sheathing as well as siding, boxing and cornices.
Methods of instruction in this course will include:
class lecture, demonstrations, hands on practice, and on the job training.