Carpentry (CARP)

CARP-141 Introduction to Carpentry and Construction
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Summer Only, All Years

This course is an introduction to the carpentry trade and its application as a career in the construction industry. Basic building materials and construction methods are thoroughly covered in preparation for the carpentry program's construction of NIC's "Really Big Raffle" house. Classroom emphasis is on construction-related math, reading and interpretation of both commercial and residential plans and blueprints, applicable building codes, building layout, and sustainable green construction methods. This course has a laboratory component that applies classroom curriculum to assigned shop projects, includes appropriate local field trips, and begins site preparation and layout for the fall and spring semester's class project house.

Corequisites: CARP-142

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CARP-142 Safe and Savvy Tool Use
3 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Summer Only, All Years

This course introduces and emphasizes safe and proper use of the tools of the carpentry trade. Shop and job-site safety issues are thoroughly covered, including developing a class safety plan for the year's construction of NIC's "Really Big Raffle" house. Hand tools, hand held power tools, and shop-based bench power tools are covered. The laboratory component of CARP-142 includes assigned projects in the shop as well as activities on-campus or on-site. Laboratory projects are designed to require use of all tools and procedures covered in the classroom.

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CARP-150L Residential Construction Lab I
2 Credits

Lab: 4 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an on-site, hands-on laboratory application of all student learning outcomes from previous and co-requisite carpentry courses. There is heavy and frequent tool and equipment use, climbing of scaffolds and ladders, caring for lumber and other building materials, and working in any kind of weather. Safety issues and OSHA standards are practiced daily. Students will build the Carpentry Program's annual project house and may include other smaller projects benefitting the NIC campus and the local community. Emphasis is placed on real-world construction industry demands for critical thinking, problem solving, positive work ethic, and teamwork. Carpentry students work alongside hired professional subcontractors also working on the house through its construction stages, starting with site preparation and excavation, through concrete footings and foundation, ending the term with a framed house.

Prerequisites: CARP-141, CARP-142

Corequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-164

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CARP-160 Introduction to Residential Print Reading
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an introduction to residential print reading. Classroom topics include reading and interpreting residential blueprints, construction terminology and materials, construction methods, dimensions, symbols, and estimating. Note: This class is open to all students with instructor permission.

Corequisites: CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-164, CARP-165L

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CARP-161 Jobsite Safety
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an introduction to safety on the jobsite. Classroom topics include OSHA 10 standards related to the construction industry. Note: This class is open to all students with instructor permission.

Corequisites: CARP-160, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-164, CARP-165L

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CARP-162 Residential Building Codes I
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an introduction to residential building codes utilizing the International Residential Code (IRC). Classroom topics will also include residential code amendments and deletions adopted by state and local jurisdictions as they pertain to building in Idaho. Note: This class is open to all students with instructor permission.

Corequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-163, CARP-164, CARP-165L

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CARP-163 Footings and Foundations
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is intended to give students the skills and knowledge to construct standard forms for footings, foundation walls, flatwork, and stairs. Also covered is material estimating, steel reinforcement, concrete masonry units (CMUs), insulated concrete forms (ICFs), and decorative concrete products. Skills and methods taught in class are practiced as students construct the required concrete forms for the Carpentry Programs project house as part of CARP-165L - Residential Construction Lab I.

Prerequisites: CARP-141, CARP-142

Corequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-164, CARP-165L

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CARP-164 Framing Applications
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will teach students how to frame a residential structure from the foundation to the roof. Framing terminology, dimensional and manufactured lumber, floor frame systems, wall framing, rafters, stairs, and truss systems are covered. Advanced green framing techniques are explored and emphasized. Classroom topics also include material estimating, fastener systems, metal stud framing, platform and balloon framing, post and beam framing, and windows. Skills, methods, and techniques taught in the classroom are applied on the construction of the Carpentry Program's project house as a part of CARP-165L - Residential Construction Lab I.

Prerequisites: CARP-141, CARP-142

Corequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-165L

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CARP-165L Residential Construction Lab I
10 Credits

Lab: 20 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an on-site, hands-on laboratory application of all student learning outcomes from previous and co-requisite carpentry courses. There is heavy and frequent tool and equipment use, climbing of scaffolds and ladders, caring for lumber and other building materials, and working in any kind of weather. Safety issues and OSHA standards are practiced daily. Students will begin construction of the Carpentry Program's annual project house and may include other smaller projects benefitting the NIC campus and the local community.

Prerequisites: CARP-141, CARP-142

Corequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-164

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CARP-166 Building Science
2 Credits

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course considers and studies building structures as complete systems that can be built to perform predictably. Classroom topics will cover issues surrounding building science, including but not limited to types and strengths of construction materials, insulation, ventilation, energy efficiency, indoor air quality (IAQ), and green building. Special attention is paid to construction techniques as they apply to the carpentry program's project house. A laboratory component will reinforce classroom building science theory with activities that center on the building envelope including air infiltration sealing.

Prerequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161

Corequisites: CARP-167, CARP-168, CARP-169, CARP-170L

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CARP-167 Residential Building Codes II
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course builds on the students' knowledge from CARP 162 in regards to the International Residential Code (IRC). Classroom topics will continue to include residential code amendments and deletions adopted by state and local jurisdictions as they pertain to building in Idaho. Discussions will also include construction career pathways as a building inspector. Note: This class is open to all students with instructor permission.

Prerequisites: CARP-162

Corequisites: CARP-166, CARP-168, CARP-169, CARP-170L

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CARP-168 Exterior Finish Carpentry
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course covers the knowledge and skills to install exterior finish materials. Classroom topics include, material estimating, types of exterior siding, proper flashing, window installation, exterior trim, roofing, concrete flatwork forms, and decks. Skills, methods, and techniques taught in the classroom are applied on the construction of the Carpentry Program's project house as a part of CARP-170L - Residential Construction Lab II.

Prerequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-164, CARP-165L

Corequisites: CARP-166, CARP-167, CARP-169, CARP-170L

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CARP-169 Interior Finish Carpentry
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will teach students finish carpentry as it applies to the Carpentry Program's project house. Class room topics include interior finish material estimating, types of interior finish materials, hanging doors, installing trim, and finish carpentry techniques. Skills, methods, and techniques taught in the classroom are applied on the construction of the Carpentry Program's project house as a part of CARP-170L - Residential Construction Lab II.

Prerequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-164, CARP-165L

Corequisites: CARP-166, CARP-167, CARP-168, CARP-170L

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CARP-170L Residential Construction Lab II
10 Credits

Lab: 20 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is an on-site, hands-on laboratory application of all student learning outcomes from previous and co-requisite carpentry courses. There is heavy and frequent tool and equipment use, climbing of scaffolds and ladders, caring for lumber and other building materials, and working in any kind of weather. Safety issues and OSHA standards are practiced daily. Students will be completing construction of the Carpentry Program's annual project house and may include other smaller projects benefitting the NIC campus and the local community.

Prerequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-164, CARP-165L

Corequisites: CARP-166, CARP-167, CARP-168, CARP-169

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CARP-171L Residential Construction Lab II
3 Credits

Lab: 6 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is an on-site, hands-on laboratory application of all student learning outcomes from previous and co-requisite carpentry courses. There is heavy and frequent tool and equipment use, climbing of scaffolds and ladders, caring for lumber and other building materials, and working in any kind of weather. Safety issues and OSHA standards are practiced daily. Students will be completing construction of the Carpentry Program's annual project house and may include other smaller projects benefitting the NIC campus and the local community. Emphasis is placed on real-world construction industry demands for critical thinking, problem solving, positive work ethic, and teamwork. Carpentry students work alongside hired professional subcontractors through the project house's finishing construction stages, starting with final "pick-up" framing early in the spring semester. This relationship continues through siding, exterior finishing, interior finish carpentry. The term ends with a completed house.

Prerequisites: CARP-160, CARP-161, CARP-162, CARP-163, CARP-164, CARP-165L

Corequisites: CARP-166, CARP-167, CARP-168, CARP-169

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