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Course TitleCourse DescriptionCreditsPrerequisitesCourse NumberCourse Outline
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
Wood in ArtIn this course the student will design and construct various pieces of art using wood as the medium. Attention will be given to the theme through the use of color, texture, form, and balance. Students will be guided in the safe use of basic woodworking equipment.1NoneCBTG1000View
Introduction to Woodworking TechnologyIn this course, students will be introduced to skills for blueprint reading, power tool operation, and safety. This course will also receive hands-on experience with different techniques for machining, assembling and finishing wood components.2NoneCBTG1100View
JoineryThis course is designed to introduce the student to the safe and proper use of hand and layout tools used to construct basic woodworking joinery. Course emphasis will be the hands-on techniques necessary to produce several required wood joints.2Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901CBTG1110View
Power Tool OperationThis course is designed to introduce the student to the proper and safe operation and maintenance of the basic woodworking power tools and stationary equipment used in the cabinet industry. One or more required projects will be fabricated by the student during the hands-on operation of the tools and equipment covered during this course.5Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901CBTG1121View
MaterialsIn this course the student will learn the various wood and wood products used in cabinetmaking. Solid lumbers, plywoods, veneers, melamines, laminates, abrasives, adhesives and fasteners will be covered and discussed. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.1Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901CBTG1130View
Basic Case ConstructionThis course covers the fundamentals of cabinet construction, including project layout, stockbilling and material selection. Basic construction techniques will be covered and demonstrated. Cabinet projects for the student are required to achieve the hands-on experience appropriate to the course.4Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901CBTG1141View
Basic LaminatingThis course will introduce the student to the various types of plastic laminates available, other materials involved, hand tools, adhesives, preparation procedures necessary for the fabrication and practical application of decorative laminates. Required projects specializing in laminate constructions are emphasized. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.2Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901CBTG1161View