• Program: Carpentry
  • Course: The House as an Integrated System
  • Course #: CARP2010
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to building-science principles and how a building works as a system. This course also identifies the relationship between a building, it's various mechanical systems and the environment.

Course 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Recognize interface issues of various products and systems
Identify building strategies and components that constitute a sustainable/green built environment
Recognize how components of the environment affect building performance
Identify the basic components of building mechanical /plumbing systems
Research the relationships between the building and its various mechanical systems
Examine how weather affects the performance of various insulations
Apply building science principles and practices to mainstream residential construction
Explain the whole building-design concept
Identify climate zones
Discuss climate-appropriate design and construction details
Describe how a building works as a system
Describe the fundamentals of heat, air, and moisture flow with regard to the building enclosure
Select appropriate energy efficient HVAC systems, lighting, and appliances for a green-built house

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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