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Course TitleCourse DescriptionCreditsPrerequisitesCourse NumberCourse Outline
 
Building CodeThis course is a study of the parts of the State Building Code that relate to residential construction.1CARP1511CARP1830View
Energy Efficient ConstructionThis course is a study of the State Energy Code and construction methods and strategies used to build energy efficient houses.1NoneCARP1840View
Introduction to Computer Assisted DrawingThis course will introduce students to a computer program for drawing blueprints. After completing the program, students will be able to draw and dimension a blueprint, insert windows and doors and other components.1NoneCARP1850View
Specialized LabThis course is designed for students who want to enhance their skills and knowledge in order to become more proficient in specialized areas of the curriculum. Specialized lab content must be different from or beyond the expected skill level available in current course offerings. Students will have the ability to direct their efforts, with instructor approval, in curriculum activities that meet their needs. A `Specialized Lab Training Agreement` must be signed by the student and the instructor and submitted to the registrar at the time of registration.1_to_4NoneCARP1900View
Green Building ConceptsThis course covers the integration of green building technologies into conventional residential construction practices. Principles and practices to reduce negative environmental effects on regional and global scales while improving building performance, health and comfort of the occupants will be explained.3NoneCARP2000View
Green Building MaterialsThis course is a survey of alternative building materials, products, and methods of construction, with an emphasis on the efficient use of materials and energy. This course also incorporates the environmentally responsive use of materials and building practices in green building technology.2NoneCARP2005View
The House as an Integrated SystemThis 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.4NoneCARP2010View
Weatherization of New and Existing HomesThis course will cover improving the energy efficiency and the health, comfort and safety of the occupants of new and existing buildings. The emphasis will be on cost effective weatherization strategies and techniques. This course includes an introduction to energy audits and diagnostics.3NoneCARP2015View
Introduction to Home Rating SystemsThis course is an introduction to the various home rating systems, including LEED, MN Green Star and Energy Star. Their history, function in today's building climate, differences and commonalities will also be addressed.2NoneCARP2020View
Carpentry InternshipThis course will provide the student with 40 hours per credit of on-the-job training in the building industry. The student will use the knowledge gained in previous courses, and further develop their skills by working in the residential building industry.1_to_3CARP1511CARP2025View