• Program: Carpentry
  • Course: Introduction to Residential Construction
  • Course #: CARP1101
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to basic construction procedures and operations used to construct a residence. Emphasis will be placed on construction principle of measurement, layout and power tool operation and safety along with OSHA 10 compliance.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Implement measurement techniques
Manipulate measurement devices
Demonstrate safety and operation procedures for stationary and portable power tools
Execute proper and safe operational procedures for stationary and portable power tools
Identify hand tools
Manipulate hand tools
Identify residential framing components
Execute wall framing layout procedures
Demonstrate knowledge of various construction methods
Identify the basic practices required by “OSHA 10”
Demonstrate safe work habits

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment test
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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