CARP1101 Introduction to Residential Construction

This course is designed to introduce students to basic construction procedures and operations used to construct a residence. Emphasis will be placed on construction principle of measurement, layout and power tool operation and safety along with OSHA 10 compliance.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment test

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Implement measurement techniques
Manipulate measurement devices
Demonstrate safety and operation procedures for stationary and portable power tools
Execute proper and safe operational procedures for stationary and portable power tools
Identify hand tools
Manipulate hand tools
Identify residential framing components
Execute wall framing layout procedures
Demonstrate knowledge of various construction methods
Identify the basic practices required by "OSHA 10"
Demonstrate safe work habits

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details