Construction/Carpentry Courses

CSTN 100 Fundamentals of Construction Technology
[formerly TRID 110 Fundamentals of Construction Technology]
3 cr.  (1 lec/4 lab/wk)
Introduces basic concepts in using construction-related safety equipment.  Presents proper safety procedures in the operation of hand and power tools.  Reviews and applies construction-related math.

CSTN 101 Introduction to Concrete
[formerly TRID 120 Introduction to Concrete]
2 cr.  (1 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  CSTN 100 or instructor’s approval.
Provides students with basic skills and knowledge in the area of concrete and reinforcing materials.  The course will also provide a limited opportunity for students to be involved in hands-on experience in the forming, reinforcing, handling, and placing of concrete.

CSTN 108 Introduction to Flooring Installation
[formerly TRID 125 Introduction to Flooring Installation]
4 cr.  (2 lec/4 lab/wk)
Introduces basic concepts, practices, and procedures related to the floor covering installation trade.  It covers proper safety procedures in the operation of hand and power tools that are related to the trade.  This course also reviews and applies math related to floor covering installation.

CSTN 120 Carpentry Basics and Rough-in Framing
[formerly CARP 120 Carpentry Basics and Rough-in Framing]
5 cr.  (2 lec/6 lab/wk)  Corequisites:  CSTN 160, CSTN 100, CSTN 147.
Introduces the carpentry trade, including history, career opportunities, and requirements.  This course covers a variety of building materials, fasteners, and adhesives.  It also covers installation procedures for windows and exterior doors.  Skills required for framing a simple structure are studied and practiced.

CSTN 136 Rigging and Metal Buildings
[formerly TRID 135 Basic Rigging and Metal Buildings]
1 cr. (1 lec/wk)
Introduces students to basic rigging equipment and practices used in the construction industry.  Provides an overview of the materials and procedures used in the application of roofs, wall panels, windows, doors, and flashing related to metal buildings.

CSTN 145 Exterior Finishing, Stair Construction, and Metal Stud Framing
[formerly CARP 130 Exterior Finishing, Stair Construction, and Metal Stud Framing]
5 cr.  (2 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  CSTN 120, CSTN 160, CSTN 147.  Corequisite:  CSTN 161.
Introduces students to materials and methods for sheathing, exterior siding, stairs, and roofing.  Students will lay out and build a simple stair system as well as a metal stud wall with door and window openings.

CSTN 147 Blueprint Reading
[formerly TRID 112 Blueprint Reading for Construction]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)
Concentrates on concepts associated with blueprint reading, sketching, and interpreting light commercial and residential drawings.  It includes instruction in the recognition of construction materials, procedures, specifications, and methods of estimating construction costs from blueprints.  This course also covers trade-specific symbols found on construction drawings.

CSTN 148 Blueprint Codes and Estimating
[formerly DSGN 107 Quantity Estimating]
2 cr. (2 lec/lab/wk) Prerequisites: DDSN 110 or DDSN 111, and M 065 and M 114. (F)

Studies estimates, specifications and plans of residential and light commercial structures. Estimates of excavation and backfill, structural, finish and other construction materials are prepared.

CSTN 160 Construction Concepts and Building Laboratory
[formerly CARP 150 Carpentry Basics Laboratory]
4 cr.  (8 lab/wk)  Corequisite:  CSTN 120.
Provides hands-on experience in which the student applies, with direct supervision, the basic skills and knowledge presented thus far in the NCCER Carpentry Program.  The course is designed as a practical task-oriented application utilizing the skills covered in prerequisites as well as in parts of CSTN 145.

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CSTN 161 Construction Concepts and Building Laboratory II

[formerly CARP 152 Intermediate Carpentry Laboratory]
4 cr.  (8 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  CSTN 120, CSTN 160, CSTN 100, CSTN 147.  Corequisite:  CSTN 145.
Provides hands-on experience in which the student applies, with direct supervision, the basic skills and knowledge presented thus far in the NCCER Carpentry Program.  The course is designed as a practical task-oriented application utilizing the basic skills learned in CSTN 120 and CSTN 145.  The course will emphasize basic application in the areas of exterior finishing and interior finishing.

CSTN 171 Site Prep, Foundations, and Concrete Installation
[formerly CARP 140 Introduction to Site Layout]
3 cr.  (1 lec/4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  CSTN 100 or instructor’s approval.
Introduces the process of distance measurement as well as differential and trigonometric leveling for site layout.  It covers the principles, equipment, and methods used to perform the site layout tasks that require making angular measurements.  This course is designed to let students apply the blueprint reading skills learned so far to a practical exercise.

CSTN 201 Advanced Concrete Working
[formerly TRID 220 Advanced Concrete Working]
3 cr.  (1 lec/4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  CSTN 101.
Provides basic knowledge of concrete materials and tools and provides hands-on experience in which the student applies with supervision those basic skills and knowledge presented in the area of concrete.  The course is designed as a practical task-oriented application utilizing the basic skills learned in TRID 121 and CSTN 201.  The course will emphasize the advanced application in the area of concrete foundations, flatwork, forms, reinforcing, handling, and placing concrete.

CSTN 220 Interior Finishing
[formerly CARP 220 Interior Finishing]
5 cr.  (2 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  CSTN 230 and CSTN 295.  Corequisite:  CSTN 299.
Covers materials and installation techniques for interior trim, countertop, base cabinet, and wall cabinet.  It also covers suspended ceiling materials, layout, and installation as well as wood and metal door installation.

CSTN 230 Advanced Roof, Floor, Wall, and Stair Systems
[formerly CARP 230 Advanced Roof, Floor, Wall, and Stair Systems]
5 cr.  (2 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  CSTN 120, CSTN 145, CSTN 160, CSTN 161, or instructor’s approval.  Corequisite:  CSTN 295.
Covers the installation methods and materials for various roofing systems.  It covers a variety of flooring applications as well as interior wall construction for residential and commercial structures.  It also covers advanced staircase construction.

CSTN 295 Construction Concepts and Building Laboratory III
[formerly CARP 250/CSTN 260 Advanced Carpentry Laboratory]
6 cr.  (12 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  CSTN 145, CSTN 161, or instructor’s approval.  Corequisite:  CSTN 230.
Provides hands-on experience in which the student applies with supervision the skills and knowledge presented thus far in the NCCER Carpentry Program.  The course is designed as a practical task-oriented application emphasizing the advanced applications in floor, wall, roof, and stair systems learned in CSTN 230.

CSTN 299 Capstone:  Carpentry
[formerly CARP 252 Capstone Carpentry Laboratory]
6 cr.  (12 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  CSTN 230 and CSTN 295.  Corequisite:  CSTN 220.
Provides hands-on experience in which the student applies with supervision the skills and knowledge presented thus far in the NCCER Carpentry program.  The course is designed as a practical task-oriented application emphasizing the applications of interior finishing learning in CSTN 220.


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