Carpentry Technology

Welcome to The Carpentry Technology Program at Kaua'i Community College! 

The Carpentry Technology program provides the basic entry-level skills in the construction of buildings. Skilled carpenters are required in areas of new building construction, repair, and alteration of buildings. The program provides an introduction into the sustainable and green construction methods and materials, while offering instruction in the states building codes for energy efficiency. This program also enhances the graduate’s entry into the carpenters apprenticeship program.

Program Admission Requirements

Program prerequisites: (1) Qualified for ENG 106 and either qualified for MATH 82X or concurrent enrollment in MATH 75X or higher; or (2) approval of instructor.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Read and understand blueprints sufficiently to use them to plan a project.
  2. Select materials properly for a given project.
  3. Maintain and care for the tools required in the carpentry industry.
  4. Know and utilize Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State safety regulations to minimize risk and protect self and others.
  5. Communicate successfully orally and in writing using computer technology.
  6. Understand and demonstrate the craftsmanship standards of dependability, punctuality, and quality.

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

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Carpentry Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), 65 credits

Course Sequence

  • BLPR 22 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 20B - Introduction to Carpentry I (3 credits)
  • CARP 20C - Introduction to Carpentry II (8 credits)
  • CARP 22B - Concrete Forms I (5 credits)
  • CARP 22C - Concrete Forms II (6 credits)
  • CARP 41B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (6 credits)
  • CARP 41C - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish II (5 credits)
  • CARP 42B - Finishing I (6 credits)
  • CARP 42C - Finishing II (5 credits)
  • PHYS 101 - Career and Technical Education Physics (3 credits)
  • WELD 17 - Introduction to Welding (2 credits)
  • Communication: ENG 100, ENG 106; SP 151, or SP 231 (3 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: AAS Core Options (3 credits)
  • Social Environment: AAS Core Options (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning/Mathematics: MATH 100 or higher (3 credits)

Note:

  1. PHYS 101: This course fulfills the 3 credits required for the Natural Environment category.

Total credits: 65

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Carpentry Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA), 52 credits
 
Course Sequence
  • BLPR 22 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 20B - Introduction to Carpentry I (3 credits)
  • CARP 20C - Introduction to Carpentry II (8 credits)
  • CARP 22B - Concrete Forms I (5 credits)
  • CARP 22C - Concrete Forms II (6 credits)
  • CARP 41B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (6 credits)
  • CARP 41C - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish II (5 credits)
  • CARP 42B - Finishing I (6 credits)
  • CARP 42C - Finishing II (5 credits)
  • MATH 75X -  Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3 credits)

Note: 

  1. MATH 75X: This course fulfills the 3 credits required for the Thinking, Reasoning/Mathematics category.

Total credits: 52

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