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Carpenter Apprenticeship

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Carpenter Apprenticeship program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the carpentry trade. These include concrete formwork, framing, exterior finish, interior finish, interior system, roof and basic metal framing, stair forms, bridge construction, and transit levels and lasers.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2021 Fall
Admission criteria

Admission to the program by the Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Academic Plan: 
Carpenter Apprenticeship (CER)

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CRP101Orientation - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP102Safety/Health Certifications for Carpentry3
CRP103Tool and Equipment Applications3
CRP104Basic Wall Framing - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP108Moldings and Trim - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP113Basic Roof Framing - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP121Print Reading for Carpenters - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP123Wall Forming - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP124Foundations and Flatwork - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP131Commercial Floor Framing - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP232Stair and Ramp Forming - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP234Transit Level/Laser - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select twelve (12) to thirteen (13) credits from the following courses in consultation with the Apprenticeship Program Coordinator:
CRP102AJTilt Up Construction I - Carpenter Apprenticeship1
CRP130Basic Commercial Framing - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP202Basic Stairs - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP207Solar Installer Level I - Carpenter Apprenticeship2
CRP211Storefront Installations - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP212ACRigging - Carpenter Apprenticeship2
CRP214AADrywall Applications - Carpenter Apprenticeship2
CRP221Advanced Print Reading - Carpenter Apprenticeship2
CRP222Bridge Construction - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP227Green Building and Weatherization - Carpenter Apprenticeship2
CRP228Water Treatment Facilities - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP233Basic Metal Framing - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP242Doors/Door Hardware - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
CRP244Cabinet Installation - Carpenter Apprenticeship3
WLD215Welding Fabrication3
  • Interpret trade terms, industry and apprentice roles and responsibilities, trade skills and work processes used in the construction industry. (CRP101)
  • Identify apprenticeship hiring practices, employment/unemployment, benefits package, training requirements, proper workplace etiquette including anti-harassment policy, suitable attire, positive attitude and work ethic. (CRP101)
  • Explain the environmental and sustainability aspect of green building practices, codes, rating systems and government policies. (CRP101, CRP227)
  • Demonstrate safe work practices, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), fall protection methods/hazards/equipment and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. (CRP101, CRP102, CRP123, CRP212AC, CRP222)
  • Identify state regulations for the safe operation of equipment, hand and power tools, tool/equipment components and functions including operating procedures and precautions, including OSHA regulations for safety and health. (CRP101, CRP102, CRP103, CRP108, CRP113, CRP123, CRP124, CRP212AC, CRP232, CRP233, CRP242, CRP244)
  • Apply formulas and calculate estimates, linear dimensions, lengths, quantities, unit conversion, scales and measuring tapes, the Pythagorean Theorem. (CRP101, CRP103, CRP104, CRP108, CRP113, CRP121, CRP123, CRP124, CRP131, CRP232, CRP233, CRP242, CRP244)
  • Utilize proper site access/egress, maintenance of tools and materials and awareness of emergency evacuation procedures. (CRP101, CRP212AC, CRP233)
  • Identify hazard placards, symbols, labels, documents, safety data sheets and interpret chemical labeling. (CRP102)
  • Identify proper first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/ automated external defibrillator (AED) techniques needed in health emergencies including levels of emergencies. (CRP102)
  • Identify lift truck types and components/hardware, maintenance, storage, applicable OSHA regulations, safety hazards and precautions for equipment, various forms, scaffolds, proper safety inspection and operation. (CRP102, CRP212AC, CRP124)
  • Interpret drawings and identify terms, proper construction methods, tools and equipment to calculate horizontal/vertical layout and categorize print according to specific characteristics. (CRP103, CRP104, CRP113, CRP121, CRP123, CRP124, CRP131, CRP221, CRP222, CRP232, CRP233, CRP244)
  • Apply appropriate tool/equipment manipulative techniques, framing components and material types to complete wall/roof construction including proper Atlas or Symons wall forms, fastener placement, bracing, and driving techniques. (CRP103, CRP104, CRP123, CRP130, CRP131, CRP214AA, CRP233)
  • Assemble and disassemble scaffolds, boom/scissor/aerial lift components implementing applicable OSHA regulations pertaining to safe working load limits, erection, inspections and operation. (CRP103, CRP104, CRP123)
  • Identify drawing methods used to create prints and label standard views used in orthographic projection including conventional lines, symbols and dimensioning methods, location of beginning and ending measuring points. (CRP121, CRP221, CRP222)
  • Identify parts, tools, components and define the nomenclature, codes, and types of concrete box girder bridges and forms. (CRP222)
  • Identify the purpose and use of cofferdams, the difference of precast and pre-stressed bridge construction and construction sequence. (CRP102AJ, CRP222)
  • Demonstrate locating of layout footing, abutment and pier details and the purpose of release agents and importance of properly cured concrete. (CRP102AJ, CRP222)
  • Practice set up of building line at ninety degrees, optical equipment and level and use sight target to elevate and level formwork. (CRP102AJ, CRP124)
  • Identify terms and characteristics of form systems including types, function and application, proper layout procedures/techniques using building lines, take-off lists and elevation, installation techniques for edge form, inverted T foundation, ceiling joists, curb and gutter projects. (CRP102AJ, CRP113, CRP124)
  • Identify gable roof elements, hardware, terms, building codes, and safety considerations used on commercial construction including cut lists, angle layouts. (CRP113, CRP211, CRP233)
  • Identify terms, definitions, types and characteristics of stairways, cabinets and form systems, including requirements for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. (CRP202, CRP232, CRP244)
  • Demonstrate proper method to install and secure roof truss sections including measuring and cutting techniques. (CRP233)
  • Label transit and laser level components including optical principles, level types, characteristics, operating principles and methods. (CRP234)
  • Identify classes, types, and sizes of typical doors including hardware, lockset installation, cutting method for door hinges, applicable building and fire codes. (CRP242)
  • Identify types, sizes, terms, material, components, hardware for wall cabinets including proper installation, alignment and inspection. (CRP244)
  • Design and installation of several types of solar panel systems. (CRP207)
  • Outline the detailing, layout, and construction of concrete formwork and waterstop used in water treatment facilities. (CRP228)
  • Utilize basic welding skills. (WLD215)

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