Construction Trades- Carpentry

Instructors:   Esteban Briz and Jason Hines
Course Description:

Construction Trades I (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)

Principles of Construction Trades- Principles of Construction Trades prepares students with the basic skills needed to continue in a construction trade field. Topics will include an introduction to the types and uses for common hand and power tools, learn the types and basic terminology associated with construction drawings, and basic safety. Additionally students will study the roles of individuals and companies within the construction industry and reinforce mathematical and communication skills necessary to be successful in the construction field. 
Construction Trades: General Carpentry- Construction Trades: General Carpentry builds upon the skills learned in the Principles of Construction Trades and examines the basics of framing. This includes studying the procedures for laying out and constructing floor systems, wall systems, ceiling joist and roof framing, and basic stair layout. Additionally, students will be introduced to building envelope systems.
Construction Trades: Framing & Finishing- Construction Trades: Framing and Finishing prepares students with advanced framing skills along with interior and exterior finishing techniques. Topics include roofing applications, thermal and moisture protection, exterior finishing, cold-formed steel framing, drywall installation and finishing, doors and door hardware, suspended ceilings, window, door, floor, and ceiling trim, and cabinet installation.

Certifications Available: OSHA 10, NCCER Core

Ivy Tech Dual Credit: 
BCTI 100: Introduction to Construction Technology; BCTI 101: Introduction to Carpentry, Part 1; BCTI 102: Introduction to Carpentry, Part 2; BCTI 103: Carpentry Framing and Finishing, Part 1; BCTI 104: Carpentry Framing and Finishing, Part 2
Construction Trades II (3 credits per semester, 2 semester course)
The Construction Trades Capstone course covers the basics of electricity and working with concrete. Electrical topics include the National Electric Code, electrical safety, electrical circuits, basic electrical construction drawings, and residential electrical services. Students may also gain an understanding of concrete properties, foundations, slab-on-grades, and vertical and horizontal formwork. The course prepares students for the NCCER Carpentry Forms Level 3 and Electrical Level 1 certificates.

Certifications Available: NCCER Carpentry Forms Level 3 and Electrical Level 1.

Ivy Tech Dual Credit: BCTI 130: Introduction to Electrical; BCTI 201: Carpentry Forms, Part 1; BCTI 202: Carpentry Forms, Part 2; BCTI 280: Co-Op/Internship
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