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Carpentry Courses in NE

Associate of Applied Science - Carpentry

Designed to provide students with knowledge and skills needed for employment as a carpenter. Students will study residential and commercial construction. All phases will be explored and applied on a job site or in the lab. Related coursework includes blueprint reading, math, construction costs, cost and material, and small business operations. Graduates of the carpentry program may be employed in general carpentry work, commercial carpentry fields, or specialize in one particular area such as a finish carpenter.

CNST 1010 FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPENTRY (3)

This course covers the basics of measurement and computation, use and care of hand tools, portable tools, and framing squares. Safety and code training, plus hands-on experience under instructor's supervision. (Previously known as CPT 100)

CNST 1020 CONSTRUCTION THEORY (3)

In this course emphasis is placed on rough carpentry and framing systems in the classroom and lab. This course is designed to help the student gain a thorough knowledge of material, layouts, and assembly of floors, walls, ceilings and roofs. (Previously known as CPT 201)

CNST 1030 BLUEPRINT READING (3)

This course teaches how to interpret blueprints and trade specifications common to building trades. Students will become familiar with architectural symbols found on blueprints. (Previously known as CPT 102)

CNST 1040 PRACTICAL CARPENTRY I (3)

This course covers the practical application in the use of hand and power tools. Students will advance into construction of frame structures of varied roof styles. Hands-on skills will be integrated into the theories of the carpentry trade. (Previously known as CPT 106)

CNST 1050 FRAMING AND EXTERIOR FINISHING (3)

This course covers classroom and work experience in building a box sill, framing a stairway and other types of rough openings. (Previously known as CPT 108)

CNST 1070 PRACTICAL CARPENTRY II (3)

In this course emphasis is placed on functional design of sub floor and framing through classroom and hands-on training. Experience will be gained in projects such as installing bridging. (Previously known as CPT 203) *Prerequisite: CNST 1040

CNST 1080 PRACTICAL CARPENTRY III (3)

Instruction in theory and application of exterior finishing. Includes hands-on and study of the comparison of forms of siding, soffits, fascias, doors, windows, and overhead doors.
(Previously known as CPT 209) *Prerequisite CNST 1070

CNST 1090 INTERIOR FINISHING (3)

This is an introduction to the application of insulation, ceiling and floor coverings. Includes hands-on and classroom instruction in all the above, plus interior trim styles and their application to windows, doors and base trim. Various types of interior wall coverings are also discussed. (Previously known as CPT 211)

CNST 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

(Previously known as CPT 290)

CNST 2990 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (3)

(Previously known as CPT 299)