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CARP 169 - Advanced Stair Construction

Credits: 1-4
Competency-based/hybrid course that covers the theory and current practice of building complex stair systems including winder stairs, circular stairs and wrap-around (pyramid) stairs. Topics include layout and construction techniques for winder and circular stair systems.

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

  1. Layout and construct winder treads to meet the IRC Code to within 1/16” accuracy based on a basic drawing.
  2. Layout and construct a self-supporting circular stair system with laminated inside stringer & curved outside wall.
  3. Calculate and layout a 45-degree stringer for a pyramid stair.

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, layout and install basic stairs and components.

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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