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 120B - Basic Carpentry Skills (3 credits)
  • CARP 120C - Applied Carpentry Skills (8 credits)
  • CARP 122B - Concrete Forms I (3 credits)
  • CARP 122C - Concrete Forms II (8 credits)
  • CARP 141B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (3 credits)
  • CARP 141C - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish II (8 credits)
  • CARP 142B - Finishing I (3 credits)
  • CARP 142C - Finishing II (8 credits)
  • PHYS 101 - Career and Technical Education Physics (3 credits)
  • WELD 17 - Introduction to Welding (2 credits)
  • CARP 99V or EIMT 99V  + (3 credits)
  • Communication  + (3 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)
  • Social Environment: A.A.S. Core Options (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning, and Mathematics: MATH 100 or higher  + (3 credits)

Note:

  1. PHYS 101: This course fulfills the Natural Environment category.
    CARP 99V or EIMT 99V: Students who have successfully completed BLPR 40 prior to Fall 2019 will also have met this 3-credit requirement.

Total credits: 67

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Carpentry Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA), 52 credits

Course Sequence

  • BLPR 22 - Blueprint Reading (3 credits)
  • CARP 120B - Basic Carpentry Skills (3 credits)
  • CARP 120C - Applied Carpentry Skills (8 credits)
  • CARP 122B - Concrete Forms I (3 credits)
  • CARP 122C - Concrete Forms II (8 credits)
  • CARP 141B - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish I (3 credits)
  • CARP 141C - Rough Framing and Exterior Finish II (8 
  • CARP 142B - Finishing I (3 credits)
  • CARP 142C - Finishing II (8 credits)
  • MATH 75X - Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (4 credits)
  • CARP 99V or EIMT 99V  + (3 credits)

Note: 

  1. MATH 75X: This course fulfills the Thinking, Reasoning/Mathematics category.
  2. CARP 99V or EIMT 99V: Students who have successfully completed BLPR 40 prior to Fall 2019 will also have met this 3-credit requirement.

Total credits: 54

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