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2022-2023 Catalog 
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CARP 166 - Deck Construction and Concrete Flatwork

Credits: 4
Competency-based course. Introduction to techniques and practices for residential deck and concrete flatwork project. Topics include material selection, construction techniques, International Building Code requirements for both decks and flatwork and creating different types of flatwork finishes.

Course Fee: $40.00

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

  1. Identify and evaluate materials, construction methods and building code requirements for decks and flatwork.
  2. Operate power tools and hand tools in the building of decks and concrete flatwork.
  3. Properly attach and frame a ground or above ground deck to specifications and code requirements based on an approved drawing.
  4. Install handrails, guardrails, stairs and other deck accessories to specifications and/or building code requirement based on an approved drawing.
  5. Properly excavate, prepare sub-strate, install forms, pour and finish a concrete driveway, sidewalk and or patio based on an approved drawing.
  6. Use proper tools and techniques to apply a variety of concrete finishes.
  7. Estimate material and cost for a deck and a concrete flatwork project based on a set of drawings.

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. Read and interpret basic architectural residential prints
  5. Calculate, layout and install basic stairs and components.
  6. Form and pour typical concrete slabs.
  7. 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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