Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 88 Diploma Two Semesters & One Summer Term Fall semester entry only F__a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_8_ Course # Title Credits CON160-C Principles of Carpentry I 5 CON176-C Carpentry Lab I 10 Elective Math* 3 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________2_2_ CON161-C Principles of Carpentry II 5 CON178-C Carpentry Lab II 10 CON164-C Design & Cost Estimating 4 Elective Communications* 3 _S_u_m_m__e_r_ T_e_r_m__________________________________________7_ CON169-C Principles of Carpentry III 2 _C_O_N_1_9_3_-_C______C__a_rp_e_n_t_ry_ _L_a_b_ I_II__________________________5_ * You may select any math or communications course with A, C or E suffix. Students should check specific course requirements under the Construction Technology program if they are considering completing the AAS Degree option. Carpentry As a carpentry student, you will get hands-on experience in the shop as well as field experience through the frameto finish construction of an energy efficient two or three bedroom home. This will include job site safety; floor, wall and roof framing, door and window installation/finish, drywall installation and finishing, cabinet and countertop installation, exterior finish such as roofing, siding and soffits, along with classroom time to discuss the theory behind these concepts. An emphasis is placed on the care and use of hand and power tools, proper use and function of equipment and materials, as well as an emphasis on the ‘House as a System’ concept. ‘Green’ building concepts are discussed and utilized. Building design/estimating and CAD drawing will be taught as well as math and communication skills. Successful students become employed in an industry with the increasing need for skilled carpenters. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.nwicc.edu/compliance.
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