Carpentry – Level 1
225 Hours Standardized
27101-13 Orientation to the Trade (5 Hours)
Reviews the history of the trade, describes the apprentice program, identifies career opportunities for carpentry and construction workers, and lists the responsibilities and characteristics a worker should possess.
27102-13 Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives (7.5 Hours)
Provides an overview of the building materials used in construction work, including lumber, sheet materials, engineered wood products, structural concrete, and structural steel. Also, describes the various fasteners and adhesives used in construction work.
27103-13 Hand and Power Tools (7.5 Hours)
Provides detailed descriptions of the hand tools and portable power tools used by carpenters. Emphasis is on safe and proper operation of tools, as well as core and maintenance.
27104-13 Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications and Layout (20 Hours)
Covers the techniques for reading and using construction drawings and specifications with an emphasis on drawings and information relevant to the carpentry trade. Introduces quantity takeoffs.
27105-13 Floor Systems (27.5 Hours)
Covers framing basics as well as the procedures for laying out and constructing a wood floor using common lumber as well as engineered building materials.
27111-13 Wall Systems (20 Hours)
Describes procedures for laying out and framing walls, including roughing-in door and window openings, constructing careers, partition T’s and bracing walls. Includes the procedures to estimate the materials required to frame walls.
27112-13 Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing (40 Hours)
Describes types of roofs and provides instructions for laying out rafters for gable roofs, hip roofs and valley intersections. Covers stick-built and truss-built roofs. Includes the basics of roof sheeting installation.
27109-13 Introduction to Building Envelope Systems (12.5 Hours)
Introduces the concept of the building envelope and explains its components. Describes types of windows, skylights and exterior doors and provides instructions for installation.
27110-13 Basic Stair Layout (12.5 Hours)
Introduces the trainee to various types of stairs and the common building code requirements related to stairs. The module focuses on the techniques for measuring and calculating rise, run, and stairwell openings, laying out stringers, and fabricating basic stairways.