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2021-2022 Catalog 
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CARP 168 - Green Construction Principles and Practices

Credits: 3
Competency-based course. The study of Green Building principles and practices. Topics include environmental and economic issues related to home construction, sustainable building materials and practices, health and safety issues, energy generation and saving methods, green building codes and Washington energy codes, and testing and evaluating home performance and requirements for Energy Auditors certification.

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

  1. Discuss environmental and economic impacts of Green Building Principles.
  2. Discuss basic Building Science Principles.
  3. Describe Advanced Framing Principles.
  4. Describe efficient ways to generate and save energy.
  5. Discuss Thermal Dynamics within a Home or Building.
  6. Define the thermal envelope of a house and how to properly seal for air leaks.
  7. Identify and Remedy Moisture related problems.
  8. Perform Energy Auditing Test related to Air Leakage, Thermal Barriers, Energy Consumption and Health/Safety Issues.

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.

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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