Carpentry

south campus
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Chris Buselmeier
Instructor
253.680.7453

Jim Field
Career Advisor
253.680.7410

Location South Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

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Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the construction industry, filling positions such as carpenter, framer, concrete worker, and interior and exterior finisher. Off-campus building and remodeling projects provide opportunities for extensive practical training, giving students valuable experience in the trade, from estimating construction projects through all phases of construction. This is a pre-apprenticeship program forthe South Puget Sound Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate in Applied Science Degree: 116 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations 5
100+ Level Communications 5
100+ Level Mathematics 5
REQUIRED COURSEWORK  CREDITS
CARPT 101 Carpentry Math 3
CARPT 102 Safety Principles 3
CARPT 103 Prints and Plans 4
CARPT 104 Construction Materials 2
CARPT 105 Tools and Equipment 4
CARPT 106 Power Tools 5
CARPT 107 Optical Instruments 3
CARPT 108 Plot Plans and Building Layout 3
CARPT 109 Introduction to Framing 4
CARPT 110 Foundation 3
CARPT 111 Foundation Footings 3
CARPT 112 Foundation Walls 5
CARPT 201 Floor Systems 5
CARPT 202 Wall and Ceiling Construction 5
CARPT 203 Stairs 3
CARPT 204 Introduction to Roofing 3
CARPT 205 Roof Construction 5
CARPT 206 Introduction to Exterior Finish Methods 4
CARPT 207 Exterior Doors and Windows 5
CARPT 208 Siding 5
CARPT 209 Introduction to Interior Finish Methods 3
CARPT 210 Interior Floors, Walls, and Ceilings 4
CARPT 211 Interior Doors and Windows 5
CARPT 213 Employment Preparation 2
CARPT 292 Independent Projects 2
WBAS 101 Welding Basics 8

Certificate of Competency: 116 Credits

Carpentry

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
90+ Level Human Relations 5
90+ Level Communications 5
90+ Level Mathematics 5

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
CARPT 101 Carpentry Math 3
CARPT 102  Safety Principles 3
CARPT 103 Prints and Plans 4
CARPT 104 Construction Materials 2
CARPT 105 Tools and Equipment 4
CARPT 106 Power Tools 5
CARPT 107 Optical Instruments 3
CARPT 108 Plot Plans and Building Layout 3
CARPT 109 Introduction to Framing 4
CARPT 110 Foundation 3
CARPT 111 Foundation Footings 3
CARPT 112 Foundation Walls 5
CARPT 201 Floor Systems 5
CARPT 202 Wall and Ceiling Construction 5
CARPT 203 Stairs 3
CARPT 204 Introduction to Roofing 3
CARPT 205 Roof Construction 5
CARPT 206 Introduction to Exterior Finish Methods 4
CARPT 207 Exterior Doors and Windows 5
CARPT 208 Siding 5
CARPT 209 Introduction to Interior Finish Methods 3
CARPT 210 Interior Floors, Walls, and Ceilings 4
CARPT 211 Interior Doors and Windows 5
CARPT 213 Employment Preparation 2
CARPT 292 Independent Projects 2
WBAS 101 Welding Basics 8

Certificate of Competency: 77 Credits

Carpenter Technician

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
90+ Level Human Relations 5
90+ Level Communications 5
90+ Level Mathematics 5
REQUIRED COURSEWORK                                                   CREDITS  
CARPT 101 Carpentry Math 3
CARPT 102  Safety Principles 3
CARPT 103 Prints and Plans 4
CARPT 104 Construction Materials 2
CARPT 105 Tools and Equipment 4
CARPT 106 Power Tools 5
CARPT 110 Foundation 3
CARPT 111 Foundation Footings 3
CARPT 112 Foundation Walls 5
CARPT 201 Floor Systems 5
CARPT 202 Wall and Ceiling Construction 5
CARPT 203 Stairs 3
CARPT 205 Roof Construction 5
CARPT 208 Siding 5
CARPT 211 Interior Doors and Windows 5
CARPT 292 Independent Projects 2

Certificates of Training

Basic Carpentry I: 16 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK   CREDITS
CARPT 101 Carpentry Math 3
CARPT 102  Safety Principles 3
CARPT 103 Prints and Plans 4
CARPT 104 Construction Materials 2
CARPT 105 Tools and Equipment 4

Basic Carpentry II: 16 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK  CREDITS
CARPT 106 Power Tools 5
CARPT 107 Optical Instruments 3
WBAS 101 Welding Basics 8

Concrete Foundations: 14 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
CARPT 108 Plot Plans and Building Layout 3
CARPT 110 Foundation 3
CARPT 111 Foundation Footings 3
CARPT 112 Foundation Walls 5

Wood Framing: 22 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
CARPT 109 Introduction to Framing 4  
CARPT 201 Floor Systems 5
CARPT 202 Wall and Ceiling Construction 5
CARPT 203 Stairs 3
CARPT 205 Roof Construction 5

Exterior Finishing: 17 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK  CREDITS
CARPT 204 Introduction to Roofing 3
CARPT 206 Introduction to Exterior Finish Methods 4
CARPT 207 Exterior Doors and Windows 5
CARPT 208 Siding 5

Interior Finishing: 16 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK    CREDITS
CARPT 209 Introduction to Interior Finish Methods 3
CARPT 210 Interior Floors, Walls, and Ceilings 4
CARPT 211 Interior Doors and Windows 5
CARPT 213 Employment  Preparation 2
CARPT 292 Independent Projects 2