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Carpentry (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Carpenters construct, install, erect and repair structures to comply with all existing codes and in a manner that exhibits skill and craftsmanship. They read blueprints, sketches and specifications for information pertaining to dimensions, types of materials required and standards of work. Carpenters work with a variety of hand tools, power tools and equipment. They work in a variety of physically demanding situations including weather extremes, heights and enclosed areas. A carpenter may be skilled in framing, interior and exterior finishing, forming and/or remodeling of residential and commercial buildings.

Award Outcomes

Practice safe work habits

Develop blueprint reading skills

Assemble floor, wall, roof and stair systems

Install windows and doors

Install interior trim

Apply sustainable/energy efficient building practices

Develop an awareness of environmental responsibility

Exhibit professionalism and related soft skills

Career Opportunities

A person who has carpenter training may be an all around carpenter or may specialize in areas such as framer, interior finisher, sider, shingler, drywall installer, acoustical ceiling installer, maintenance carpenter, millwright, bridge builder or prefabrication production builder. A carpenter may advance to the position of crew supervisor or job superintendent. Carpenters may go into business for themselves and become contractors for new construction or remodeling work. They may also go into related fields of work such as sales, lumber yard management, building inspection or factory representative.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 28 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CARP1101Introduction to Residential Construction

2

CARP1111Floor and Wall Framing

5

CARP1140Engineered Roof Systems

2

CARP1180Stair Framing

2

CARP1240Exterior Finishes

4

CARP1511Insulation and Drywall

3

CARP1710Stair Finishing

2

CARP1720Interior Trim

4

CARP1810Residential Blueprint Reading

1

CARP1820Residential Estimating

2

 

CARP1830Building Code

1

or

ARCH1340Building Codes: Commercial

2

General Education Required 2 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

General Education Elective 2 Credits

Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

Technical Studies Elective 4 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CARP1150Rafter Framing

3

CARP1190Deck Construction

1

CARP1420Concrete Stairs, Walks and Drives

1

CARP1430Install Concrete Slabs

1

CARP1760Cabinet Making

3

CARP1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

CARP2025Carpentry Internship

1 - 3

Total Diploma Credits 36

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CARP1101Introduction to Residential Construction

2

CARP1111Floor and Wall Framing

5

CARP1140Engineered Roof Systems

2

CARP1240Exterior Finishes

4

CARP1511Insulation and Drywall

3

CARP1810Residential Blueprint Reading

1

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

Total Credits   19

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CARP1180Stair Framing

2

CARP1710Stair Finishing

2

CARP1720Interior Trim

4

CARP1820Residential Estimating

2

CARP1830Building Code

1

Technical Studies Electives

4

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits   17

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CARP1150Rafter Framing

3

CARP1190Deck Construction

1

CARP1420Concrete Stairs, Walks and Drives

1

CARP1430Install Concrete Slabs

1

CARP1760Cabinet Making

3

CARP1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

CARP2025Carpentry Internship

1 - 3

Choose a Total of: 4 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  2 Credits

Graduation (36 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

4/19/2021 : BP 3204 / EP 3205