Carpentry

Build your future with a degree in carpentry from Bates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2017 media pay for a carpenter was $45,170 per year and employment is expected to grow. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the South Puget Sound Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

General Information

Career Advisor: Jim Field
253-680-7403 | jfield@batestech.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$33,810
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings5,900

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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CARPENTRY - Associate of Applied Science: 116 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
CARPT101 CARPT101 - Carpentry Math
This course is an introduction to basic math concepts and their applications to the carpentry industry. Linear, board, and square foot measurements and using formulas to calculate material requirements and costs are emphasized.
3
CARPT102 CARPT102 - Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety concerns and procedures used in the construction field. Students apply approved construction site safety and health procedures, use personal protection gear, and safey use hand and power tools.
3
CARPT103 CARPT103 - Prints and Plans
This course is an introduction to residential blueprint reading with emphasis on plan types, dimension lines, scaling prints, and the symbols and abbreviations common to a variety of construction plans.
4
CARPT104 CARPT104 - Construction Materials
The selection and installation of various types of construction materials is emphasized. Students identify the types and sizes of lumber, the use of fasteners in carpentry, and the installation of hardware.
2
CARPT105 CARPT105 - Tools and Equipment
The proper use and care of measuring, layout and handtools is emphasized.
4
CARPT106 CARPT106 - Power Tools
This course is an introduction to the proper use and care of portable, stationary, electric and pneumatic equipment.
5
CARPT107 CARPT107 - Optical Instruments
This course is an introduction to the use of various transits and levels used in the construction industry.
3
CARPT108 CARPT108 - Plot Plans and Building Layout
The interpretation of architectural plans and their application at the construction site is emphasized. Topics include the principles, equipment and methods used to perform the site layout tasks. The process of distance measurement as well leveling for site layout is also presented.
3
CARPT109 CARPT109 - Introduction to Framing
This course is an introduction to the procedures used to layout and frame walls and ceilings including roughing-in door and window openings, constrcuting corners and partition T's, bracing walls and ceilings, and applying sheathing.
4
CARPT110 CARPT110 - Foundation
This course is an introduction to the materials and methods used to construct concrete forms and foundations including various reinforcement methods such as re-bar and welded-wire fabric.
3
CARPT111 CARPT111 - Foundation Footings
In this course, the correct and accurate placement of footings and piers are emphasized.
3
CARPT112 CARPT112 - Foundation Walls
This course is an introduction to the methods used to build, align and establish concrete grades in forms. Materials calculation is also included.
5
CARPT201 CARPT201 - Floor Systems
This course is an introduction to the variety of floor types: requirements, assembly, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Practical applications include the installation and finishing of hardwood floors, laminate/engineered floors and tile.
5
CARPT202 CARPT202 - Wall and Ceiling Construction
Students demonstrate how to frame walls and ceilings according to federal, state, and local requirements.
5
CARPT203 CARPT203 - Stairs
This course is an introduction to the design and construction of residential and commercial stair systems. Topics include stair design factor, building code requirements, stair layout, cutting, installation and various tread/riser installations.
3
CARPT204 CARPT204 - Introduction to Roofing
This course is an introduction to the types of roofs including the layout of rafters for a variety of roof types: gable, hip, valley intersections. Both stick-built and truss-built roofs are included.
3
CARPT205 CARPT205 - Roof Construction
Practical applicationsusing conventionalusing conventional methods used for sheathing and exterior siding.
5
CARPT206 CARPT206 - Introduction to Exterior Finish Methods
This course is an introduction to the materials and methods used for sheathing and exterior siding.
4
CARPT207 CARPT207 - Exterior Doors and Windows
This course is an introduction to methods used to install a variety of windows, skylights, and exterior doors. The installation of weather-stripping and locks is also included.
5
CARPT208 CARPT208 - Siding
In this course, the types of exterior siding, surface covering systems, and the equipment used to apply them are emphasized.
5
CARPT209 CARPT209 - Introduction to Interior Finish Methods
This course is an introduction to the types of interior systems, materials, and hardware commonly used in residential and commercial construction. The development of estimating skills to determine the cost of materials is also introduced.
3
CARPT210 CARPT210 - Interior Floors, Walls and Ceilings
This course emphasizes surface preparation and application methods that meet federal, state, and local requirements. Also included are methods used to protect the interior of a structure against natural and man-made elements.
4
CARPT211 CARPT211 - Interior Doors and Windows
Proper sequences used to set doors and install trim and hardware for doors and windows is emphasized in this course.
5
CARPT213 CARPT213 - Employment Preparation
This course is an introduction to the basic methods of job searching, resume writing and job interviewing.
2
CARPT292 CARPT292 - Independent Projects
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
2
WBAS101 WBAS101 - Welding Basics
This course is an introduction to industry-standard welding and cutting processes. Safety principles, equipment setup, and the use of tools and materials are presented.
8

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
CARPT296 CARPT296 - Work-Based Learning Experience
This course is Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries in the area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
3
CARPT297 CARPT297 - Work-Based Learning Experience
This course is Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries in the area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
2

CARPENTER TECHNICIAN - Certificate of Competency: 77 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
CARPT101 CARPT101 - Carpentry Math
This course is an introduction to basic math concepts and their applications to the carpentry industry. Linear, board, and square foot measurements and using formulas to calculate material requirements and costs are emphasized.
3
CARPT102 CARPT102 - Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety concerns and procedures used in the construction field. Students apply approved construction site safety and health procedures, use personal protection gear, and safey use hand and power tools.
3
CARPT103 CARPT103 - Prints and Plans
This course is an introduction to residential blueprint reading with emphasis on plan types, dimension lines, scaling prints, and the symbols and abbreviations common to a variety of construction plans.
4
CARPT104 CARPT104 - Construction Materials
The selection and installation of various types of construction materials is emphasized. Students identify the types and sizes of lumber, the use of fasteners in carpentry, and the installation of hardware.
2
CARPT105 CARPT105 - Tools and Equipment
The proper use and care of measuring, layout and handtools is emphasized.
4
CARPT106 CARPT106 - Power Tools
This course is an introduction to the proper use and care of portable, stationary, electric and pneumatic equipment.
5
CARPT110 CARPT110 - Foundation
This course is an introduction to the materials and methods used to construct concrete forms and foundations including various reinforcement methods such as re-bar and welded-wire fabric.
3
CARPT111 CARPT111 - Foundation Footings
In this course, the correct and accurate placement of footings and piers are emphasized.
3
CARPT112 CARPT112 - Foundation Walls
This course is an introduction to the methods used to build, align and establish concrete grades in forms. Materials calculation is also included.
5
CARPT201 CARPT201 - Floor Systems
This course is an introduction to the variety of floor types: requirements, assembly, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Practical applications include the installation and finishing of hardwood floors, laminate/engineered floors and tile.
5
CARPT202 CARPT202 - Wall and Ceiling Construction
Students demonstrate how to frame walls and ceilings according to federal, state, and local requirements.
5
CARPT203 CARPT203 - Stairs
This course is an introduction to the design and construction of residential and commercial stair systems. Topics include stair design factor, building code requirements, stair layout, cutting, installation and various tread/riser installations.
3
CARPT205 CARPT205 - Roof Construction
Practical applicationsusing conventionalusing conventional methods used for sheathing and exterior siding.
5
CARPT208 CARPT208 - Siding
In this course, the types of exterior siding, surface covering systems, and the equipment used to apply them are emphasized.
5
CARPT211 CARPT211 - Interior Doors and Windows
Proper sequences used to set doors and install trim and hardware for doors and windows is emphasized in this course.
5
CARPT292 CARPT292 - Independent Projects
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
2

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
CARPT296 CARPT296 - Work-Based Learning Experience
This course is Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries in the area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
3
CARPT297 CARPT297 - Work-Based Learning Experience
This course is Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries in the area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
2

BASIC CARPENTRY I - Certificate of Training: 16 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
CARPT101 CARPT101 - Carpentry Math
This course is an introduction to basic math concepts and their applications to the carpentry industry. Linear, board, and square foot measurements and using formulas to calculate material requirements and costs are emphasized.
3
CARPT102 CARPT102 - Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety concerns and procedures used in the construction field. Students apply approved construction site safety and health procedures, use personal protection gear, and safey use hand and power tools.
3
CARPT103 CARPT103 - Prints and Plans
This course is an introduction to residential blueprint reading with emphasis on plan types, dimension lines, scaling prints, and the symbols and abbreviations common to a variety of construction plans.
4
CARPT104 CARPT104 - Construction Materials
The selection and installation of various types of construction materials is emphasized. Students identify the types and sizes of lumber, the use of fasteners in carpentry, and the installation of hardware.
2
CARPT105 CARPT105 - Tools and Equipment
The proper use and care of measuring, layout and handtools is emphasized.
4

BASIC CARPENTRY II - Certificate of Training: 16 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
CARPT106 CARPT106 - Power Tools
This course is an introduction to the proper use and care of portable, stationary, electric and pneumatic equipment.
5
CARPT107 CARPT107 - Optical Instruments
This course is an introduction to the use of various transits and levels used in the construction industry.
3
WBAS101 WBAS101 - Welding Basics
This course is an introduction to industry-standard welding and cutting processes. Safety principles, equipment setup, and the use of tools and materials are presented.
8

CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS - Certificate of Training: 14 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
CARPT108 CARPT108 - Plot Plans and Building Layout
The interpretation of architectural plans and their application at the construction site is emphasized. Topics include the principles, equipment and methods used to perform the site layout tasks. The process of distance measurement as well leveling for site layout is also presented.
3
CARPT110 CARPT110 - Foundation
This course is an introduction to the materials and methods used to construct concrete forms and foundations including various reinforcement methods such as re-bar and welded-wire fabric.
3
CARPT111 CARPT111 - Foundation Footings
In this course, the correct and accurate placement of footings and piers are emphasized.
3
CARPT112 CARPT112 - Foundation Walls
This course is an introduction to the methods used to build, align and establish concrete grades in forms. Materials calculation is also included.
5

EXTERIOR FINISHING - Certificate of Training: 17 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
CARPT204 CARPT204 - Introduction to Roofing
This course is an introduction to the types of roofs including the layout of rafters for a variety of roof types: gable, hip, valley intersections. Both stick-built and truss-built roofs are included.
3
CARPT206 CARPT206 - Introduction to Exterior Finish Methods
This course is an introduction to the materials and methods used for sheathing and exterior siding.
4
CARPT207 CARPT207 - Exterior Doors and Windows
This course is an introduction to methods used to install a variety of windows, skylights, and exterior doors. The installation of weather-stripping and locks is also included.
5
CARPT208 CARPT208 - Siding
In this course, the types of exterior siding, surface covering systems, and the equipment used to apply them are emphasized.
5

INTERIOR FINISHING - Certificate of Training: 16 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
CARPT209 CARPT209 - Introduction to Interior Finish Methods
This course is an introduction to the types of interior systems, materials, and hardware commonly used in residential and commercial construction. The development of estimating skills to determine the cost of materials is also introduced.
3
CARPT210 CARPT210 - Interior Floors, Walls and Ceilings
This course emphasizes surface preparation and application methods that meet federal, state, and local requirements. Also included are methods used to protect the interior of a structure against natural and man-made elements.
4
CARPT211 CARPT211 - Interior Doors and Windows
Proper sequences used to set doors and install trim and hardware for doors and windows is emphasized in this course.
5
CARPT213 CARPT213 - Employment Preparation
This course is an introduction to the basic methods of job searching, resume writing and job interviewing.
2
CARPT292 CARPT292 - Independent Projects
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
2

WOOD FRAMING - Certificate of Training: 22 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
CARPT109 CARPT109 - Introduction to Framing
This course is an introduction to the procedures used to layout and frame walls and ceilings including roughing-in door and window openings, constrcuting corners and partition T's, bracing walls and ceilings, and applying sheathing.
4
CARPT201 CARPT201 - Floor Systems
This course is an introduction to the variety of floor types: requirements, assembly, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Practical applications include the installation and finishing of hardwood floors, laminate/engineered floors and tile.
5
CARPT202 CARPT202 - Wall and Ceiling Construction
Students demonstrate how to frame walls and ceilings according to federal, state, and local requirements.
5
CARPT203 CARPT203 - Stairs
This course is an introduction to the design and construction of residential and commercial stair systems. Topics include stair design factor, building code requirements, stair layout, cutting, installation and various tread/riser installations.
3
CARPT205 CARPT205 - Roof Construction
Practical applicationsusing conventionalusing conventional methods used for sheathing and exterior siding.
5

Students prepare for entry-level employment in the construction industry, filling positions such as carpenter, framer, concrete worker, and interior and exterior finisher. Off-campus building and remodeling projects provide opportunities for extensive practical training, giving students valuable experience in the trade, from estimating construction projects through all phases of construction. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the South Puget Sound Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Perform general carpentry skills.
  2. Identify, select, and supervise application of construction materials.
  3. Draw, read, and interpret drawings and specifications.
  4. Interpret and apply codes, regulations, and contract documents.
  5. Survey and investigate construction sites.
  6. Select and maintain construction site tools and equipment.
  7. Interpret basic designs and apply sound construction principles.
  8. Take off quantities and estimate costs.
  9. Plan, coordinate, schedule and control projects.
  10.  Use hand and power tools safely and efficiently.
  11. Demonstrate sustainable building practices and material application.
  12. Interpret technical information from blueprints.
  13. Estimate materials and labor necessary to complete a building project.
  14. Work as a productive carpentry team member.
  15. Apply the required safety standards in construction.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Dan Smith

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