Construction Trades: Carpentry

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Carpentry program is designed to provide a well-rounded education to the journeyman carpenter/student that will enable the student to enter into supervision or management in the construction industry.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Fall 2017
Admission criteria

Admission to the program by the following registered apprenticeship program: Southwest Carpenters Training Fund.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Carpentry (DEG)

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

Program Accreditation/Certification or Licensure Information: Journeyman status through the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Apprenticeship Services Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Carpentry (5395)24-48
BPC/CIS+++++Any BPC/CIS Business-Personal Computers OR
Computer Information Systems course(s)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should choose 0-11 credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree. Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.
BLT+++++Any BLT Building Safety and Construction technology course(s)
BPC+++++Any BPC Business Personal Computers course(s)
CAD+++++Any CAD Computer Aided Drafting course(s)
CNS+++++Any CNS Construction course(s)
CRP+++++Any CRP Carpentry: Apprenticeship course(s)
GBS+++++Any GBS General Business course(s)
IND+++++Any IND Industry course(s)
MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s)
OSH+++++Any OSH Occupational Safety and Health course(s)
SPA+++++Any SPA Spanish course(s)
TDR+++++Any TDR Trade related course(s)
WLD+++++Any WLD Welding Technology course(s)
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area except COM225 Public Speaking3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
equivalent course or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4
  • Apply knowledge of business-personal computers to the business setting. (BPC/CIS+++++)
  • 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)
  • 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, CRP122, CRP123, CRP241)
  • 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, CRP123, CRP124, CRP231, CRP232, CRP233, CRP241, CRP242, CRP244)
  • Apply formulas and calculate estimates, linear dimensions, lengths, quantities, unit conversion, scales and measuring tapes, the Pythagorean Theorem. (CRP101, CRP103, CRP104, CRP121,CRP123, CRP124, CRP231, CRP232, CRP233, CRP242, CRP244)
  • Utilize proper site access/egress, maintenance of tools and materials and awareness of emergency evacuation procedures. (CRP101, 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, CRP124, CRP241, CRP243)
  • 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, CRP121, CRP122, CRP123, CRP124, CRP231, CRP232, CRP233, CRP243, 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, 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, CRP243)
  • 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, CRP122)
  • Identify parts, tools, components and define the nomenclature, codes, and types of concrete box girder bridges and forms. (CRP122)
  • Identify the purpose and use of cofferdams, the difference of precast and pre-stressed bridge construction and construction sequence. (CRP122)
  • Demonstrate locating of layout footing, abutment and pier details and the purpose of release agents and importance of properly cured concrete. (CRP122)
  • Practice set up of building line at ninety degrees, optical equipment and level and use sight target to elevate and level formwork. (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. (CRP124, CRP231)
  • Identify gable roof elements, hardware, terms, building codes, and safety considerations used on commercial construction including cut lists, angle layouts. (CRP231, 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. (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)

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