General Core Curriculum (15 hours)
Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Social/Behavior Sciences Elective
General Education Elective
and one of the following (3 hours)
Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.
This course focuses on quantitative skills and reasoning in the context of experiences that students will be likely to encounter. The course emphasizes processing information in context from a variety of representations, understanding of both the information and the processing, and understanding which conclusions can be reasonably determined. Students will use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding. Topics covered in this course include: sets and set operations, logic, basic probability, data analysis, linear models, quadratic models, exponential and logarithmic models, geometry, and financial management.
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
Occupational Curriculum (51 - 54 hours)
Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.
Introduces the concepts and practices of basic site layout, footings, and foundation construction. Students will use layout equipment for on-site laboratory practice. Topics include: zoning restrictions and codes, batter board installation, builder*s level, squaring methods, footings, plot plan interpretation, materials estimation, foundation types, foundation forms, edge forms, waterproofing, soil testing and excavation.
This course provides instruction in floor and wall materials and materials estimation, framing production of walls and partitions, and framing production of flooring. Emphasis is placed on practical application of skills. Topics include estimation and computation procedures, rough layouts, and layout and installation procedures.
This course provides instruction in the theory and practical application of skills required to construct ceiling and roof framings and coverings. Topics include systems and materials identification, layout procedures, installation procedures, cost and materials estimation, and safety precautions.
Introduces materials identification, estimation, and installation procedures for exterior finish and trim materials to include window and door units. Emphasis will be placed on competency development through laboratory practice. Topics include: doors and windows, siding types, materials identification, materials estimation, and installation procedures.
This course introduces the procedures and methods for identifying materials, cost estimating, and installation of interior finishes and trim. Topics include materials identification, cost estimating, trim, insulation, doors, gypsum wallboard, and paneling used in finishing jobs.
This course introduces the complete estimating process from excavation to completed residence. Topics include the sequencing of construction, materials calculation, blueprint interpretation methods of construction, working with subcontractors, and final estimate assembly.
This course covers building codes as they apply to typical residential applications. Topics include international residential codes, working with building inspectors, permits and inspections, and site visits.
This course provides instruction in the use of application software for scheduling construction work. The use of contemporary construction scheduling and management software is emphasized. Topics include software overview, scheduling methods and requirements, and computerized scheduling of a simulated construction job.
This course provides an in depth study of the contractual relationship between the parties involved in building construction contracting. Topics include bonds, insurance, bidding, awarding, and subcontracting types and conditions.
This course introduces the reading and interpretation of prints and architectural drawings for all of the construction trades. Topics include types of plans, scales, specifications, conventions, and schedules.
Occupational Elective (See Advisor)
And One of the Following: (3 hours)
Introduces finish floor coverings for residential construction projects. Emphasis will be placed on identification, estimation and installation of various types of hard and soft floor coverings. This course introduces design, construction and installation of fireplace trim. The course also introduces locating and installing cabinets and millwork. Topics include: identification of flooring materials, flooring estimation procedures, flooring installation procedures, fireplace trim, cabinets and millwork.
The Carpentry Internship/Practicum course allows students the opportunity to complete an internship with a local business or industry, or to undertake a practical project in a lab setting if internship opportunities are not available.
And One of the Following: (3 - 4 hours)
This course provides instruction in producing residential floor plans and elevations using computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) software. Topics include system setup and system management, software menus and basic functions, prototype drawings, and two and three dimensional drafting and dimensioning.
Establishes safety practices as they relate to a drafting environment. Introduces basic CAD functions while presenting essential principles and practices for line relationships, scale, and geometric construction.
And Either: (4 - 6 hours)
This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of the construction trades. Topics include Basic Safety, Construction Math, Hand and Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Rigging, Materials Handling, and Job-Site Communication and Work Ethic Skills.
or both the following (6 hours)
This course covers the introduction to a residential construction project from start to finish. Topics to include preparing to build, tools and equipment, building foundations, wood frame construction, completing the structure, finish carpentry and construction specialties.
This course provides instruction in the use of professional tools for the construction trades. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of each tool discussed. Topics include layout and measuring tools, cutting tools, sawing tools, drilling and boring tools, finishing and fastening tools, general shop tool use, and job site setup.