Carpentry

Carpenters construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places.

Carpentry Helper

As a carpentry helper, you will be able to join a framing contractor or general construction firm that specializes in wood frame projects.

To complete this continuing education certificate, you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-5900 Carpentry I, Part 1
  • TEC-5910 Carpentry I, Part 2

Prerequisite: You must complete TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills - General before starting this certificate.

 

Carpentry Technician

After completion of the Carpentry Helper Continuing Education Certificate, you may continue your studies of the trade with our Carpentry Technician Continuing Education Certificate.  

To complete the Carpentry Technician continuing education certificate, you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-5920 Carpentry II, Part 1
  • TEC-5930 Carpentry II, Part 2
  • TEC-5940 Carpentry III, Part 1
  • TEC-5950 Carpentry III, Part 2
  • TEC-5960 Carpentry IV, Part 1
  • TEC-5970 Carpentry IV, Part 2

Prerequisite: Before starting this continuing education certificate, you must complete the continuing education certificate for Carpentry Helper.  

TEC-5600 Rafters and Roof Framing

Joists and rafters are the skeletal bones of a roof framing system. Today’s modern roof framing includes factory-built trusses, but the old tried and true method of roof construction and repair is referred to as stick-built framing. In this course, you will examine common roof types and learn the tricks-of-the-trade. You will discover how to properly measure lengths and perform angle calculations to correctly craft each type of rafter and how to install roof sheathing. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-5610 Stairs and Stringers

Rise and run. This may sound like a coastal flood advisory, but these are terms used to calculate the construction of stairways or forms for concrete stairs. In this course, you will sharpen your math and construction skills by laying out stair stringers and treads through precise measuring and cutting. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-5620 Floor Framing Systems

In baseball, the batter's starting point is home plate. In Floor Framing, the framer's starting
point is the sill plate. Topics in this course include reading specifications and plans, analyzing various framing systems, identifying trusses and I-Joists, joist hangers and more. Your role in this course is to learn to estimate, layout, and construct sill plates, floor joists, trimmers, header joists, bridging, and a subfloor. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-5630 Wall Framing Systems

Residential and commercial framing is often referred to as the "bones" of any building structure. Accurate measuring, layout, leveling, and plumbing of walls is required when framing wall systems. This course offers trainees hands-on instruction in proper layout and assembly of corners, partition intersections, built-up and other types of headers, wall openings, and how to plumb, align, and brace walls. Trainees also learn trade terminology and how to estimate wall framing materials. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

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TEC-7470 Maryland Building Codes

Learn about Maryland's law related to building codes-the Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS). Each jurisdiction in Maryland uses the same edition of the same building codes, the international Building Code and the International Residential Code. However, each local jurisdiction in Maryland may modify these codes to suit local conditions. In addition to an overview of MBPS, you will become familiar with codes specific to Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties.

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TEC-5900 Carpentry I, Part 1

Do you possess the following characteristics: professionalism, honesty, loyalty, willingness to learn and communicate, and a positive attitude?  These are the characteristics of a successful carpenter. In this four-level curriculum, students are introduced to the construction trade; building materials, fasteners, and adhesives; hand and power tools; construction drawings, specifications, and layout. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: TEC-9300 Construction Core Skills- General

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TEC-5910 Carpentry I, Part 2

Did you know that different building framing systems are used for construction in different parts of the country? Economic conditions, availability of building materials, and climate contribute to the reasons for different framing and roofing systems. In Part 2 of this NCCER curriculum, you will explore floor and wall systems, ceiling joist and roof framing; building envelope systems; and stair layout. Students will demonstrate their ability to layout and frame walls, floors, and rafters.  Textbook Required.

Prerequisite: TEC-5900 Carpentry I, Part 1

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TEC-5920 Carpentry II, Part 1

Did you know there is more to carpentry than swinging a hammer and pounding nails? Discover how this NCCER course builds on concepts and performance tasks from Carpentry I, Part 2. In Carpentry II, Part 1, you will explore commercial drawings; cold-formed steel framing; exterior finishing; thermal and moisture protection; and roofing applications. Lab exercises will focus on proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5910 Carpentry I, Part 2

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TEC-5930 Carpentry II, Part 2

Most people think of carpentry as framing and roughing-in, but as a skilled carpenter, you will also learn the art of finish work in this NCCER course which builds on concepts and performance tasks from Carpentry II, Part 1. In Carpentry II, Part 2, students examine doors and door hardware; drywall installation and finishing; suspended ceilings; window, door, floor, and ceiling trim; and cabinet installation. Lab exercises will focus on proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5920 Carpentry II, Part 1

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TEC-5940 Carpentry III, Part 1

When you think of carpentry, do you envision a structure made of lumber? Carpenters should also be trained in other building materials and applications, and they must safely use rigging and hand signals to move items such as large, heavy concrete forms and pipe. This NCCER course builds on concepts and performance tasks from Carpentry II, Part 2. In Carpentry III, Part 1, you will analyze the properties of concrete, explore rigging equipment, rigging practices, trenching and excavating, and learn about reinforcing concrete. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and procedures. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5930 Carpentry II, Part 2

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TEC-5950 Carpentry III, Part 2

You've heard the expression, built from-the-ground-up. Carpenters and construction workers must be knowledgeable about foundation forms and slabs upon which a construction project is started and use safe handling and placing procedures for concrete. In this NCCER course, which builds upon concepts and skills learned in Carpentry III, Part 1, topics include, foundations and slabs-on-grade, vertical and horizontal formwork, handling and placing concrete, and tilt-up wall systems. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and practices.  Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5940 Carpentry III, Part 1

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TEC-5960 Carpentry IV, Part 1

You have heard the real estate mantra: location, location, location. Carpenters and construction workers must consider the site upon which a construction project is planned and use the proper equipment to perform a site layout and build a structure with roof, wall, and stair systems. In this NCCER course, which builds upon concepts and skills learned in Carpentry III, Part 2, topics include site layout using differential leveling, angular and distance measurement, advanced roof, wall, and stair systems. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and practices.  Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5950 Carpentry III, Part 2

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TEC-5970 Carpentry IV, Part 2

Safety on the job starts with you, the Carpenter. An understanding of the safe operation of construction equipment and sound environmental practices establish a safe job site for all workers. Learning to use other tools and equipment safely, while practicing the principles of a leadership role, makes you a valuable skilled tradesperson. In this NCCER course, which builds upon concepts and skills learned in Carpentry IV, Part 1, topics include construction equipment, oxyfuel cutting and arc welding, site preparation, and crew leadership. Lab exercises emphasize proper safety equipment and practices. Textbook required and can be purchased at www.csmcollegestore.com.

Prerequisite: TEC-5960 Carpentry IV, Part 1

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Center for Trades and Energy Training

These courses are held at the Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building) at the Regional Hughesville Campus.
 


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