Jun 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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CARP 162 - Stair Design and Construction

Credits: 1-4
Introduction to the design and construction of residential and commercial stairs. Topics include stair design factors, International Building Code requirements, common stair calculations, stair layout and cutting, and installation practices.

Course Fee: $91.00

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

  1. Determine total rise, unit run, total run, stringer pitch and length, and stairwell opening.
  2. Build a set of straight-run stairs that meet or exceed building code requirements. 

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.
  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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