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

Some courses in the program are offered in a particular cycle and the course offerings will vary depending on the year of the first Fall semester. Two possible pathways are provided: one pathway for students starting in the Fall in an odd year (Track 1) and one pathway for students starting in the Fall in an even year (Track 2).

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Carpentry Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), 66 credits

This suggested sequence is for students starting in the fall during an odd year.

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 122 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 120B - Basic Carpentry Skills (3 credits)
  • CARP 120C - Applied Carpentry Skills (8 credits)
  • WELD 117 - Introduction to Welding (2 credits)
  • WELD 118 - Shop Tools and Equipment (1 credit)
  • Communication: A.A.S. Core Options (3credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • CARP 141B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (3 credits)
  • CARP 141C - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish II (8 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits) 

Note:

  1. Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: QM 108 is recommended.

Fall Semester 3

  • CARP 122B Concrete Forms I (3 credits)
  • CARP 122C Concrete Forms II (8 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • CARP 142B Finishing I (3 credits)
  • CARP 142C Finishing II (8 credits)
  • Natural Environment: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)
  • Social Environment: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Natural Environment: PHYS 101 is recommended.

Total credits: 66

 

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Carpentry Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), 66 credits

This suggested sequence is for students starting in the fall during an Even year.

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 122 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 122B - Concrete Forms I (3 credits)
  • CARP 122C - Concrete Forms II (8 credits)
  • FENG 120 - Facility Safety and Accident Prevention (1 credit)
  • WELD 117 - Introduction to Welding (2 credits)
  • WELD 118 - Shop Tools and Equipment (1 credit)
  • Communication: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • CARP 142B - Finishing I (3 credits)
  • CARP 142C - Finishing II (8 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: QM 108 is recommended.

Fall Semester 3

  • CARP 120B - Basic Carpentry Skills (3 credits)
  • CARP 120C - Applied Carpentry Skills (8 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • CARP 141B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (3 credits)
  • CARP 141C - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish II (8 credits)
  • Natural Environment: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)
  • Social Environment: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Natural Environment: PHYS 101 is recommended.

Total credits: 66

 

Enroll Now!

Carpentry Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA), 51 credits

This suggested sequence is for students starting in the fall during an odd year.

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 122 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 120B - Basic Carpentry Skills (3 credits)
  • CARP 120C - Applied Carpentry Skills (8 credits)
  • FENG 120 - Facility Safety and Accident Prevention (1 credit)

Spring Semester 2

  • CARP 141B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (3 credits)
  • CARP 141C - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish II (8 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: QM 108 is recommended.

Fall Semester 3

  • CARP 122B - Concrete Forms I (3 credits)
  • CARP 122C - Concrete Forms II (8 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • CARP 142B - Finishing I (3 credits)
  • CARP 142C - Finishing II (8 credits)

Total credits: 51

Enroll Now!

Carpentry Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA), 51 credits

This suggested sequence is for students starting in the fall during an odd year.

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 122 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 122B - Concrete Forms I (3 credits)
  • CARP 122C - Concrete Forms II (8 credits)
  • FENG 120 - Facility Safety and Accident Prevention (1 credit)

Spring Semester 2

  • CARP 142B - Finishing I (3 credits)
  • CARP 142C - Finishing II (8 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: QM 108 is recommended.

Fall Semester 3

  • CARP 120B - Basic Carpentry Skills (3 credits)
  • CARP 120C - Applied Carpentry Skills (8 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • CARP 141B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (3 credits)
  • CARP 141C - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish II (8 credits)

Total credits: 51

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Carpentry Technology: Facilities Maintenance Technology Certificate of Competence (CO), 19 credits

This suggested sequence is for students starting in the fall during an odd year.

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 122 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 120B - Basic Carpentry Skills (3 credits)
  • FENG 120 - Facility Safety and Accident Prevention (1 credit)
  • WELD 117 - Introduction to Welding (2 credits)
  • WELD 118 - Shop Tools and Equipment (1 credit)

Spring Semester 2

  • CARP 141B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • CARP 122B - Concrete Forms I (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • CARP 142B Finishing I (3 credits)

Total credits: 19

Enroll Now!

Carpentry Technology: Facilities Maintenance Technology Certificate of Competence (CO), 19 credits

This suggested sequence is for students starting in the fall during an odd year.

Fall Semester 1

  • BLPR 122 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 122B - Concrete Forms I (3 credits)
  • FENG 120 - Facility Safety and Accident Prevention (1 credit)
  • WELD 117 - Introduction to Welding (2 credits)
  • WELD 118 - Shop Tools and Equipment (1 credit)

Spring Semester 2

  • CARP 142B Finishing I (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • CARP 120B - Basic Carpentry Skills (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • CARP 141B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (3 credits)

Total credits: 19

Enroll Now!

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