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Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology

Course No. Course Title Credits
CCM 120 Woodworking Hand and Portable Tools & Materials 3
Classroom lecture, demonstrations, and intensive, safe use of hand and portable tools used in the carpentry/cabinetmaking field will introduce the student to woodworking. Also covered are the properties of wood and the fasteners used in the carpentry/cabinetmaking field.
CCM 121 Woodworking Tools and Machines 3
The safe operations of stationary woodworking equipment are the core elements of this course. Through demonstration and guided application the student will be introduced to the safe use of the table saw, the radial arm saw, the band saw, the planer, the jointer, the overhead router, the drill press, the shaper, and the tenoner.
CCM 122 Kitchen & Bath Design Standards 1
The focus of this course is in the design and types of construction of the various cabinets and counters found in a typical residential structure. It is essential that all woodworkers know the sizes, construction, and standards used in the construction industry. This course develops the skills necessary to read a set of drawings to either construct or install cabinetry.
CCM 123 Mathematics for Carpenters 1
This course is an examination of basic arithmetic, (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, decimals and fractions) as well as percent, formulas as it applies to the carpentry courses. This will also include costs, conversion of units, linear, square, cubic, and board measures.
CCM 124 Introduction to Print Reading and Interpretation 1
This course is designed to introduce the students to the basics of print reading and interpretation. The areas of focus include the lines types, symbols, views, title blocks, and revisions that are encountered when dealing with industrial prints. The course is intended to give the students an understanding of industrial prints and how their information is conveyed in both diagrammatic and sentential forms.
CCM 125 Cabinet Shop Drawing Fundamentals 1
This course is designed to introduce the students to the various aspects of cabinetmaking, and how to transfer the necessary information to the cabinetmaker through the use of industrial prints. The areas of focus include the types of cabinets, sketching of cabinets, materials and finishes used in their construction, and the design and hardware requirements that are encountered when dealing with cabinetmaking and the related prints. The course is intended to give the students an understanding of cabinetmaking and the involved prints.
CCM 126 Interior Finishes 3
Interior finishes is the study and practice of the common materials and procedures used for finishing the interior of a building. Students will be exposed to skills in the safe use of equipment and materials common to the construction industry. Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge of different materials and applications in the construction industry.
CCM 127 Cabinet and Component Construction 3
The focus of this course is the cutting of components and construction of cabinets, face frames, doors and drawers common to the cabinetmaking industry. The special operations required on specific wood working machinery and the assembly of these cabinets’ components is practiced in this course. Hinges, pulls, slides and similar door and drawer hardware are also studied.
CCM 128 Exterior Finishes 3
Exterior finishes is the study and practice of the common materials and procedures used for finishing the exterior of a building. Students will be exposed to skills in the safe use of equipment and materials common to the construction industry. Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge of different materials, applications and estimating procedures of the various resources used in the construction industry.
CCM 220 Residential Construction Prints 1
This course is designed to introduce the students to the views, callouts, materials and methods that are prevalent in residential construction. The areas of focus include the creation of residential prints, sketching of details, materials and finishes used in residential construction, and related construction methods. The course is intended to give the students an understanding of residential construction prints.
CCM 221 Site Layout & Foundations 3
This course covers the factors needed to be considered before the start of a building project. The kind and type of footing and foundation, the use of the structure, soil and climate conditions, methods of construction, and placement of the structure on the lot are examples of subjects studied in this course. Elements of the building codes and zoning laws that apply to site layout procedures are also examined in this course.
CCM 222 Stairs 3
This is a course designed to teach the student the basics of stair construction. Covered during this course will be the math calculations necessary to design a safe and functional stairway and the methods of layout and construction necessary to install stairs.
CCM 223 Floor/Wall Framing Principles 3
This course covers the construction terminology, materials, methods and practical lessons in the various types of floor and wall framing principles found in the construction industry today. Student involvement with building codes, construction terminology, materials estimating and proper construction techniques give the student a broad knowledge of modern construction practices.
CCM 224 Roof Framing 3
Extensive study and practice in the framing of a common gable roof are the main elements of this course. Construction terminology, safe framing practices to follow when framing a gable roof, application of building codes, solving rafter lengths and cutting and fitting rafters are all considered. Estimating materials and roof coverings concludes this course.
CCM 225 Advanced Roof Framing 3
This course is designed as a study of and practice in the construction principles of the many different and complicated roof systems found in the construction industry today. Beginning with the hip roof, then the intersecting roof and special roof systems, such as an unequal slope roof system, this course offers the specialized framing skills sought in industry. Prerequisite: CCM 224
CCM 227 Commercial Construction Prints 1
This course is designed to introduce the students to the views, callouts, materials and methods that are commonly used in commercial construction. The areas of focus include the reading and interpretation of commercial prints, sketching of details, materials used in commercial construction, and the design and material differences as compared to residential construction. The course is intended to give the students an understanding of commercial construction prints.
CCM 228 Construction Safety 1
This course is an industry-designed course covering safety topics specific to the construction industry. Students who successfully complete the course will earn an OSHA 10 hour card. The course is taught by a certified OSHA 10 trainer.
CCM 268 Construction Estimating 3
This course is designed to introduce the students to the basics of material take off and estimating for a residential structure. The areas of focus include the footing and foundation systems, concrete flat work, the wood framing components, insulation and ventilation systems, interior and exterior finishes, cabinets and millwork. The course is intended to give the students an understanding of the cost, quantities and quality of materials needed to construct a residential structure.

 

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