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2021-2022 Catalog 
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CARP 163 - Rafters Design and Framing Level 1

Credits: 4
Competency-based/hybrid course that covers the theory and current practice of building a stick framed roof. Topics include basic roof theory, common roof designs, rafter length computations, layout cutting and installation of common rafters and their appropriate components, roof sheathing applications, matching existing roofs, and safety.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Determine lengths of common, valley, hips and jack rafters using rafter tables, and construction master calculator to within 1/16 of an inch.
  2. Calculate stud and plate lengths and construct a rake wall within 1/8 of an inch tolerance.
  3. Calculate and over frame a blind valley rafter system over the existing roof to within 1/8 of an inch.

Program Outcomes
  1. Be employed as a carpenter helper or a union carpentry apprenticeship program.
  2. Demonstrate efficiency, safety, and accuracy in the completion of carpentry tasks.
  3. Use all basic hand and power tools related to carpentry.
  4. Calculate, install and sheath typical stick-framed roof structures.
  5. Estimate materials and supplies to build a basic single story residential home.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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