DECK CONSTRUCTION

  • Program: Carpentry
  • Course: Deck Construction
  • Course #: CARP1190
  • Total Credits: 1

Course Description

This course is an introduction to deck building for the carpentry student or homeowner. This course will touch on design/code requirements. The student will install footings, frame the floor, install decking, install railings and stairs as needed. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

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:
Explore deck building materials
Install footings
Construct posts, beams, and ledgers
Install decking, handrails, and guardrails
Calculate stairs
Interpret building code requirements
Demonstrate blueprint reading skills
Exhibit safe work habits

Credit Details
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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