RMDL 106 (3 credits)
Hand Tools and Power Tools

This course is a general introduction to the basic tools that are used by a carpenter with an emphasis on safety, proper usage and procedures, and various applications that are most commonly used in the carpentry trades.

RMDL 111 (3 credits)
Building Materials

This course covers the wide range of building materials used in carpentry, from the many different types of wood products used to the newest technology of steel framing. Proper procedures for estimating these building materials to the variety of fastening methods are also covered. Building anatomy from the 1940s and prior up to and including present is discussed.

CARP 116 (3 credits)
Building Site and Foundations

In this course, students learn how to set up and operate the builder’s level and level transit. Building layout and excavation of residential construction is explained, with particular emphasis on building stake-off. Types of footers, foundations, and concrete forming is also explored.

CARP 182 (3 credits)
Blueprint Reading

In this course, students learn how to read and dissect a set of blueprints and become familiar with blueprint symbols and the associations. Students also become very involved in drawing various details from blueprints, such as plan views, elevation views, and section views. This aids in understanding the construction drawings and the many different scales used in current architectural drafting designs.

CARP 156 (4 credits)
Construction Framing

With a strong emphasis on platform framing, students examine the proper methods of constructing subfloors, walls, and ceilings in the framework of light construction.

CARP 161 (2 credits)
Stair Construction and Remodeling

Students learn the different types of stairways and all parts pertaining to them. They also learn how to calculate, lay out, and construct stairway stringers with their proper landings, risers, treads, and railings.

CARP 166 (3 credits)
Roofing and Exterior Finishes

The different types of roof systems and all the material members that are involved in the different roof types are discussed. Students learn theoretically how to calculate rafters to fit their proper situations and practice laying out and cutting common and hip rafters. In addition, students are introduced to various exterior finishing with a focus on vinyl siding.

CARP 176 (2 credits)
Interior Trim and Finishes

Students are introduced to the different methods of interior wall finish and trim work with focus on drywalls. Both thermal and sound insulation are examined to gain an understanding of insulation principles and common installation practices. For interior trim, students practice hanging doors as well as learning proper installation procedures for the large variety of interior trim stock available today.

RMDL 205 (2 credits)
Remodeling Drafting and Design

This course covers the principles of drafting and design for remodeling purposes. Particular emphasis be placed on documenting the existing structure where it meets the new construction, including kitchens, baths, utilities, and all mechanicals. Create sketches and working drawings that follow design constraints and a systematic renovation sequence.
Prerequisite: CARP 182

RMDL 210 (2 credits)
Demolition and Stabilization

This course covers the principles of proper techniques used for demolition and stabilizing structures during the remodeling process. It covers the safe use of tools and equipment and salvaging existing materials for reuse. Prerequisite: CARP 156

RMDL 215 (2 credits)
Estimating and Scheduling

This course covers the principles of fundamental estimating and scheduling skills. Microsoft Excel® is used to establish estimating and scheduling procedures associated with a remodeling project. Cross-disciplinary estimating and inspection processes that will be necessary during the project are both addressed.
Prerequisites: CARP 111 and CIS 111

RMDL 220 (3 credits)
Remodeling Electro-Mechanical Systems

This course provides a general introduction to electro-mechanical systems in a residential structure and how to modify these systems during the renovation process. Students learn how to safely and properly re-rout basic electrical, plumbing, and HVAC ducts that are regularly encountered when remodeling a building. Emphasis is placed on when the scope of the work requires a sub-contractor to perform the work.

RMDL 250 (2 credits)
Installation and Weatherization

This course covers the various types of products for reducing building heat loss by infiltration and conduction and the use of insulation used for noise and fire protection. Types of ventilation baffles, vapor barriers, infiltration barriers, and types of insulation is covered. Students perform installation of insulation materials for wall, ceilings, floors, and fire stop applications.
Prerequisites: CARP 176 and RMDL 220

RMDL 260 (3 credits)
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling

This course covers the details and techniques used for residential remodeling and restoration of kitchens and baths. Students are exposed to a wide variety of products and the appropriate match for existing conditions. Emphasis is on demolition of existing space and the acceptable design of the new space.
Prerequisite: RMDL 250

RMDL 270 (3 credits)
Advanced Interior Finishes

This course covers the details and applications of various interior painting and finishing and materials integrated to match renovation work with the existing building. The proper wood types and species, finishing methods, and applications are utilized. Details of interior pre-hung doors, window stools, extension jambs, and casing are covered. Students perform the installation of a complete custom interior trim package.
Prerequisite: CARP 176 with a minimum grade of “C” or instructor permission

RMDL 280 (3 credits)
Advanced Exterior Finishes

This course covers the principles and practices of exterior finishes including roofing,